Install Adobe apps on your Chromebook

Guest post by Smriti Mehra, Quality Engineering Manager, Adobe

Chromebooks have been around and gaining popularity for some time now. A few months ago, Google announced support for Android apps on Chromebooks, further paving the way for their mainstream use. Android versions of several Adobe appsPhotoshop Express, Lightroom for mobile, Photoshop Mix, Illustrator Draw, Comp CC, and the Creative Cloud appare supported on Chromebooks as well.

Installing a supported Adobe app on your Chromebook is easy. Just follow the detailed illustrative steps below.


Chromebook OS version 53 or above is required to run Android apps. To check the version of Chrome OS installed on your Chromebook, in the Chrome browser, type chrome://help/ in the URL bar and then press Enter.

Steps to install the app:

Sign in to Google Play Store
  1. Click your account picture in the Chrome OS status area.
  2. Click the  icon (Settings).

3. On the Settings page, in the Google Play Store (beta) area, select Enable Google Play Store On Your Chromebook.

4. Click Get Started.

5. Agree to the terms of service and click Sign In.

6. Click Accept.

Install the app
  1. Click the  icon in the Chrome OS shelf to open Google Play Store.
  2. Search for the Adobe app you want to install; for example, Photoshop Express or Lightroom for mobile.

3. Click Install.

4. Launch the app by clicking Open. You can also click the Start icon to search for the app and launch it.

And that’s it!

For more information about installing Android apps on Chromebooks, see this Google documentation article.