How to Play Among Us on a Chromebook

Who’s a crew member? Who’s the imposter sabotaging the team?

You never know who’s truly on your side when you play Among Us by the indie game company, InnerSloth. The popular mystery game is so easy and addictive that it’s taken the mobile gaming world by storm. And even non-gamers are jumping on board.

Find out how to get started sleuthing and figuring out whodunit using your Chromebook as well as other pressing questions about the game.

How to Play Among Us on a Chromebook

Among Us started as a mobile game but expanded to include the PC. But there are some exceptions to playing on a Chromebook.

First, you need to be able to download the game and you need administrator privileges to install it. You can head over to the Google Play store to download the Android app to your laptop.

It only works for some Chromebooks, though, depending on the model of your Chromebook. You can check out The Chromium Projects for a list of Chrome OS Systems that support Android apps.

If your Chromebook is included on the Android app list, follow the steps below to start playing:

  • Go to the Google Play Store in your Chromebook settings
  • Sign in (if you haven’t already)
  • Type “Among Us” in the search bar for the store
  • Select the game icon
  • Install the game

Unfortunately, if your Chromebook is not enabled to use Android apps, you won’t be able to play Among Us in this way.

How to Play Among Us on Chromebook for Free

Among Us is a free game through the Google Play store. To get a free version of the game, make sure that you:

  • Have a Chromebook OS system that supports Android apps
  • Download the app through official Google channels

Among Us is available to download on other gaming platforms, but for most Chromebook users, the Google option is the only one and it’s always free.

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How to Play Among Us on Chromebook Without Downloading

Do you have to download Among Us to play the game? The short answer is “yes.”

However, if you’re adamant about not downloading the game you can install an APK of it. You have to do some searching to find the app’s APK online, but it’s out there. Somewhere.

Keep in mind, though, that if you do decide to download an APK for the game there are a few disadvantages. The main one is that Google won’t provide support for the Chromebook anymore because you have to change two options to make it work:

  • Enable developer mode
  • Switch off protected mode

Enabling developer mode also has the added side effect of wiping all contents from your Chromebook. Is it worth it to play the game? Probably not. But you decide…

How to Play Among Us Unblocked on Chromebook

Playing Among Us Unblocked is a trending topic online. If you don’t already know, an “unblocked” version of the game supposedly allows people to play the game for free on their PC. But don’t fall for it.

Unscrupulous publishers may promote an unblocked version of Among Us to get you to install malicious programs. If you’re in doubt about the validity of the website, your best bet to play Among Us on a Chromebook is to use the Google app version.

How to Play Among Us on Chromebook with WASD

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First things first…

Among Us is taking the world by storm, but people seem to forget that it is an Android-based app. That means that it’s optimized for a touchscreen. And if you download the game from the Google Play Store, that’s exactly what you’ll get: a game limited to touchpad/gamepad use.

Why?

The Google app counts as a mobile version.

If you are still looking for an easier way to move within the game, you can always try changing the settings:

  • Click on the Setting gear icon from the main screen menu
  • Under the Controls heading, select “Touch”
  • Back out of the menu

Touch controls work a little differently if you’re playing the game on a PC. Instead of using the touchscreen to move the way that you would on your phone, you use a mouse click. Each click acts like a tap on the screen and your character will walk to that location.

It’s not exactly WASD movement, but it beats dragging a joystick to get your character walking.

How to Play Among Us on a School Chromebook for Free

There are a few issues that you may run into when playing on a Chromebook issued by a school:

  • Google Play Store is blocked
  • You don’t have administrator rights

Both of these issues can end your dreams of playing Among Us before they even start.

If you want to find out if your device has restrictions that would hinder your game download, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Select Accounts

Most educational institutions issue Chromebooks with school Google accounts. These accounts have certain restrictions that may ban game installation. But if you see the plus (+) icon in Accounts, that’s good news. You can add your personal Google account and download it from the Google Play Store.

How to Play Among Us on a Dell Chromebook

You can play Among Us on a Dell Chromebook as long as the model has an OS that supports Android apps.

For example, these Chromebook models can play Android games from the Google Play Store:

  • Chromebook 13 (3380)
  • Chromebook 3400
  • Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 (7486)

You can find a comprehensive list online published by The Chromium Projects.

If you see that your Chromebook supports Android apps, you just need to go to the Google Play Store and download it.

How to Play Among Us on an HP Chromebook

Just like using a Dell Chromebook to play Among Us, it’s not so much a matter of who makes it but which model you own. The Chromium Projects has a long list of supported as well as planned supported devices.

Once you establish that your Chromebook can run Android apps, head on to the Google Play Store and install the game.

Additional FAQs

How Do I Enable Google Play on My Chromebook?

Enable Google Play on your Chromebook with a few simple steps:

• Go to Quick Settings in the bottom right corner of the screen

• Click on the Settings gear icon

• Select “Turn on” for the Google Play Store

• Read the terms of service and click “Accept”

If you have a school or work-issued Chromebook, your device may have restrictions against downloading anything from the Play Store.

Can You Play Games on a Chromebook?

You can play games on a Chromebook as long as your device has an OS system that supports Android apps.

How Do You Play Microsoft Games on Chromebook?

You can play Microsoft games using a Chromebook as long as you have a Microsoft account and a subscription to Game Pass Ultimate. Also, you’ll need a relatively new Chromebook that can run Android apps.

Can You Play Genshin Impact on Chromebook?

You can’t play Genshin Impact natively on Chromebook. But you can install it on your device using a third-party installer and sideloading it onto your computer.

Is Among Us Free on Chromebook?

Among Us is free to play on any Android app-supported device if you download it from the Google Play Store.

Before You Go…

Chromebooks issued by schools typically come with restrictions. One of the most annoying is blocking the Google Play Store. These Chromebooks also have a school Google account logged in. If you can’t change the account to a personal one, the odds are that you won’t be able to play the game on the Chromebook.

Have you installed Among Us on your Chromebook? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

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