Have a brand-new Chromebook? Have children at home? There’s a good chance that the Roblox bug is present in your home or that it soon will be. More than 37 million people use the online game and creation tool every day, and the variety of game types and styles appeals to kids (and adults) of all ages. Fortunately, there are a few solutions available to you if you want to play Roblox while using a ChromeOS tablet.
Personally, I believe that the best choice for playing Roblox on ChromeOS is a convertible or tablet-style Chromebook in the 11.6′′–12.5′′ range because the touch controls are incredibly user-friendly and it’s a terrific method for the kids to develop dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Nevertheless, if your device doesn’t have a touch screen or you simply prefer that technique, you can use keyboard and mouse inputs. It’s not necessary to have a powerful Chromebook to have a nice gaming experience while playing Roblox, as you can see in Robby’s video below.
What Is Roblox?
If you’re installing Roblox on a Chromebook for a younger family member, you may wonder what Roblox is.
Roblox, to put it simply, is a platform that enables users to make games that other users may play. Therefore, it is a terrific idea to download Roblox on your Chromebook if you or someone you know wants to be a part of a sizable online community of like-minded creators and gamers.
On Chromebooks, there aren’t many well-known games, but Roblox offers a large community and a variety of free games.
How to Use a Chromebook to Play Roblox
The Google Play Store isn’t compatible with all Chromebooks. This is getting far less frequent over time, but what if you’re one of the unfortunate people who is trapped without access to the Play Store?
Using either of these two approaches, you may download Roblox with or without the Play Store.
Method 1: Downloading Roblox via Google Play Store
It’s really easy to get Roblox from the Google Play Store. Simply check to see if the Play Store app is enabled and compatible with your Chromebook. To check, use the left menu to navigate to Settings and then Apps.
You should be able to view Google Play Store under the Apps tab, along with its status. Make certain that it is turned on.
Now you can download Roblox onto your Chromebook via the Play Store.
- Simply head to the Play Store, it should have a shortcut on the bottom of your screen.
- Once on the Play Store, search for Roblox.
3. Click Install in the top-right corner to download and install Roblox to your Chromebook.
Roblox will now work on your Chromebook.
Method 2: Installing Roblox With ARC Welder
ARC Welder will allow you to install Roblox to your Chromebook, and isn’t too difficult to do! You will need to have some knowledge of downloading APKs, which are generally pretty simple.
Some APKs do not work with certain Chromebooks, so keep in mind that your situation may be different when following these steps. If a specific APK doesn’t work for you, there are plenty of APKs out there to download.
- Download the Roblox APK. You can download the APK from a site like APKpure.
- Search for ARC Welder by arc_eng on the Play Store and download it.
3. Open ARC Welder and select Choose.
4. Click the Open button after choosing the location where you downloaded Roblox. Make sure the Roblox APK is added to a folder because ARC Welder needs to open through a folder rather than a single file.
5. Locate the Roblox APK, which is in the folder you made for it, and choose Add APK File on the ARC Welder.
6. To your desire, change the options in ARC Welder’s Test Your App dialogue
By following these steps, you should now be able to play Roblox on your Chromebook.
If your friend owns a PC or Mac, they can provide you remote access so that you can play Roblox on their machine. Both Roblox and the Chrome Remote Desktop program must be set up on your friend’s computer. Additionally, your Chromebook must have the Chrome Remote Desktop program installed.
Playing Roblox via Remote Session
On your Chromebook, start the Chrome Remote Desktop software. Ask your friend to do the same on their PC or Mac.
To connect the two devices, adhere to the on-screen directions.
Set up the connection as My Computers if you intend to use this technique frequently rather than Remote Assistance, which necessitates the PC/Mac owner to install Chrome Remote, Desktop Host.
You should now be able to access your Chromebook remotely and play Roblox on it after following these instructions.
Enhance Roblox’s Functionality on Chromebooks
As manufacturers don’t design Chromebooks with gaming in mind, you can experience some performance issues. You can take a few actions to make Roblox function as smoothly as possible.
Close any other apps that use a lot of resources, such as the Chrome browser.
Press the Esc key while still on Roblox, then select Settings > Graphics, turn off Auto, and then pick the lowest graphics.
Activate hyper-threading to improve game performance. In the address bar of your browser, type chrome:/flags#scheduler-configuration, then click Enables Hyper-Threading on Relevant CPUs, followed by Restart.
If the aforementioned solutions don’t make Roblox run more smoothly on your Chromebook, you will regrettably need to change the hardware you’re using. A gaming PC is a good option, but if you’re buying your first gaming PC, seek assistance.
Using a Chromebook to Play Roblox
Contrary to common assumptions, you can use a Chromebook to play video games, and Roblox is one of them. It is likely that you will be able to use Method 1 if you have a more recent model of Chromebook. There will be a few extra steps to take if you are using an older Chromebook, but they are not too difficult because of ARC Welder.