VLC Media Player is a free and open-source media player for all the major operating systems. Now, it is available on Chromebook. You can install it on your Chrome OS; via Google Play Store and Linux Development.
Here we will discuss in detail; how you can install VLC Media Player on Chromebook. You can also check our guide on; how to install VLC Media Player from Microsoft Store if you have a Windows device.
How to Install VLC Media Player on your Chromebook
First, you have to enable Google Play Store and Linux Development Environment on your Chromebook to install VLC Media Player. Google Play Store is already enabled; on the latest version of Chrome OS.
However, to use Linux, you have to enable Linux Development Environment. For these, you can follow our linked guide. If you have Ubuntu Linux, you can read our guide on; Installing VLC on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
Once done, you can follow the methods mentioned below in the guide:
1. Google Play Store
With the support of the Google Play Store on Chromebook, you can install any Android application. You can install the Android version on VLC Media Player using the Play Store.
Downloading and installing VLC on a Chromebook is a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps. It is just like installing any app on your Android Phone.
Step 1: Open “Google Play Store” and search for “VLC for Android” on the search bar.
Step 2: Select the app from the search result and click the “Install” button. The installation process may take some time; wait for the process to complete.
Step 3: Once the installation is complete. You can open the VLC Media Player from the “App Launcher.”
2. Linux Terminal
If you want to use the desktop version of VLC Media Player on your Chromebook, you can install the Linux Version of VLC. For that, you must have Linux Development Environment enabled on your device.
For that, you can follow the below-mentioned steps to install the desktop version of VLC:
Step 1: Open the “Terminal” app.
Step 2: Now, run the below terminal command one by one to install VLC:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc
Note:- If you get the “Do you want to continue?” command. Press the “Y” key to continue the installation process.
Step 3: Once installed, click the “App Launcher” icon and look for the Linux apps folder. Here, click on the VLC Media Player icon to open it.
That’s it; this is how to install VLC Media Player on your Chromebook. You can also check our other guide on VLC tips and tricks. For that, follow the linked guide.
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