Microsoft Office Apps Now Available For Almost All Chromebooks

  • Microsoft Office Apps Now Available For Almost All Chromebooks

Microsoft Office Apps Now Available For Almost All Chromebooks

Previous year when Android app support arrived on the Acer Chromebook R11 and Asus Chromebook Flip in the form of beta access to the Google Play Store, it was widely believed that all Play Store-supported Chromebooks would also be able to run Android apps.

Neither Microsoft nor Google have had anything official to say about this just yet, and we don't know for certain that it is open to every Chromebook product, but this does so far seem to be the case (and Microsoft had been working on wider support).

After a long wait time, Microsoft's Office apps are now finally available on all Chromebooks - though it'll be useless if you have a larger Chromebook. In the meantime, if you have Chromebook, go grab the apps and give them a try. "Again, we don't have an exhaustive list at this point, but we've tried the Samsung Chromebook Pro, Pixelbook, Acer Chromebook 15 (two different models of it) and the Acer C771 and can confirm all these devices are seeing Microsoft's Office in the Play Store", it added.

Of course, Chromebook users haven't been completely devoid of productivity apps until now.

Chrome OS users will soon have access to Microsoft Office for Android granted they have a Play Store-compatible Chromebook. These devices have to be configured with an Office 365 subscription. But we understand the Office Android apps will only be free to users with specific devices, while others will need to subscribe to Office 365 to take advantage of the apps.

Last year, Microsoft revealed that machines with a display at or below 10.1-inches would be classified as a "true mobile device". But the majority of Chromebook owners will want a personal subscription that includes a PC or Mac, a tablet and a phone for $69.99 per year (it's unclear what a Chromebook will be classified as).