Microsoft Office Apps Finally Available For Chromebooks: Here's How To Use Them


Although, the Office on Android platform for Chromebook is available, for starters, the ability to run apps on older models is still limited. On the other hand, the Office productivity suite was not available on Chrome OS, which was a deal-breaker for users who were dependent on it.

As you may recall, Google made Chrome OS capable of supporting Android applications a year ago, but that support had been limited to select models.

While there hasn't been any official word from Microsoft that Office is ready to go for all Chromebooks, there have been plenty of reports of the Office suite working on multiple devices. Considering that, at last count, over 1 billion people used Office, this will likely make the selection of a Chromebook easier and more consumer-friendly for some.

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These apps are the Android version of Office, which are fairly full-featured, though those who use desktop versions might have a bit of adjusting to do. This is a remarkable and very surprising move as both the companies Google and Microsoft, offer competing products relating to office productivity software.

The app is now available from the Google Play Store, according to Chrome Unboxed. and is free to any device with a screen size less than 10.1 inches, such as the Chromebook Flip from Asus. However, it's worth noting that all the Office apps have worked since the beginning on Google's Pixelbook. When the first Android compatible Chromebooks came out, some were able to run Office apps, and some weren't. It then delivered on that promise when devices like Samsung's new Chromebook and, more recently, Google's flagship Pixelbook arrived. They were able to confirm that Microsoft Office was able to download on the Play Store for all of the mentioned devices.