How To Install Steam On a Chromebook

As we know Chromebook isn’t for gaming, but on the other hand, Google made Chromebook for not to doing heavy tasks but also Chromebook is fast and lightweight. Now Steam is available for Chromebook.

Steam is available for Chrome OS, it was announced in 2021 and in November 2022, it’s available in beta. But very sad news for those who don’t have gaming because you would not able to play games on your Chromebook, you can download Steam Link on your Chromebook after that Steam Link will scan your current running Steam account on your computer then you will able to play game on your Chromebook.

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Check Here Your Chromebook Support Steam Or Not

Before you go to install Steam Link from Play Store, first check the list down below whether your Chromebook support Steam Link or not, unfortunately, some Chromebook don’t support Steam Link

  • Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1W)
  • Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W)
  • Acer Chromebook 516 GE
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-3H, CP514-3HH, CP514-3WH)
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W)
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 714 (CP714-1WN)
  • Acer Chromebook Vero 514
  • ASUS Chromebook CX9 (CX9400)
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5500)
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5601)
  • ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip
  • Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition
  • HP Elite c640 14 inch G3 Chromebook
  • HP Elite c645 G2 Chromebook
  • HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook
  • HP Pro c640 G2 Chromebook
  • IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook 16
  • Lenovo 5i-14 Chromebook
  • Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook 14
  • Lenovo ThinkPad C14

Also, check if your Chromebook hardware requirements meet the requirement of Steam Link or not. The Hardware requirement is an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, at least 8GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Xe Graphics.

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How To Install Steam On Chromebook

Before we tell you how to install Steam on your Chromebook, first thing first you have to switch your Chromebook channel Standard Stable channel to Beta Channel. The process is so easy and it won’t erase anything from your Chromebook but it’s a Beta and unstable, so let’s see how to switch that.

Step 1. Click on the Clock in the bottom left and open the Settings page.

Step 2. Now open About Chome OS > Additional Details > Change Channel > Beta > Change Channel. After that Chrome OS will install the updates and reboot your system.

After that, we need to enable a feature flag, open the chrome browser on your Chromebook, and, type chrome://flags on the address bar and hit enter. And install Steam

Use the search box and look for “Borealis Enabled” and Enabled it.

After that, it asks to restart your Chromebook, do it.

Now open the app launcher and launch Steam and follow Steam instructions until you logged in and play games.

After doing these all steps you will able to play Steam games on your Chromebook but you won’t expect flawless gaming on your Chromebook.

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