How to Install and Run Online Game Among Us on a Chromebook

Among Us is a popular online multiplayer game where players complete tasks on a spaceship or try to figure out who the impostor is. The game has become hugely popular recently. Here is a guide on how to install and run Among Us on a Chromebook.

What You Need

To install and run Among Us on a Chromebook, here are some requirements:

  • A Chromebook model from 2017 or later – Most modern Chromebooks support installing Android apps from the Google Play Store. You can check if your Chromebook model supports Android apps here.
  • The latest version of Chrome OS – Make sure your Chromebook is updated to the latest Chrome OS version to enable Android app support. You can check for updates in the Settings.
  • Google Account – You need to sign in with a Google Account on your Chromebook to access the Google Play Store and install apps.

Install Through the Play Store (Easiest Method)

If your Chromebook meets the requirements above, the easiest way to install Among Us is through the Google Play Store:

  1. Open the Play Store app on your Chromebook. You can search for it in the app launcher.
  2. Search for “Among Us” in the Play Store search bar.
  3. Select the Among Us app from the search results and click on Install.
  4. Once installed, the game will appear in your Chromebook’s app launcher. Click to open it and get playing!

This method is by far the simplest way to get Among Us on a Chromebook since the Play Store comes pre-installed.

Install Through Linux (Advanced)

If for some reason you can’t install apps from the Play Store, you can install Among Us through Linux if your Chromebook supports it:

  1. Enable Linux support on your Chromebook through the settings if you haven’t already. Not all models support this.
  2. Open the Terminal app and type the following commands one by one to install Steam:
   sudo apt update
   sudo apt install steam
  1. Open Steam from the Linux apps and login to your account.
  2. Search for Among Us in the Steam store and install it.
  3. Launch Among Us from the Linux apps menu and enjoy!

This method is more complex but useful if Play Store doesn’t work for you.

Play Among Us with Controller or Keyboard & Mouse

The Among Us app on Chromebooks supports both keyboard & mouse controls as well as controllers.

  • For keyboard and mouse, the controls are displayed on screen when you launch the game. Movement and common actions are mapped to the WASD keys, arrow keys, and mouse by default.
  • You can also play with a gamepad controller. Among Us supports standard controllers including Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch Pro controllers. Connect your controller to your Chromebook via Bluetooth or USB and launch the game. The button prompts will automatically switch to controller buttons.

So get your crew ready and start searching for the impostor on your Chromebook! Accuse your friends and eject them out the airlock using either keyboard & mouse or your trusty gamepad.

Fix Common Issues

Here are some common problems you may encounter and how to fix them:

  • Can’t find Among Us in Play Store – Make sure your Chromebook supports the Play Store and is updated to the latest OS version. If it still doesn’t show up, search for the game using this direct link.
  • Among Us keeps crashing – This is likely due to insufficient RAM on your Chromebook. Close other apps and try relaunching. If it still crashes, the game unfortunately cannot run properly on your device.
  • Can’t connect controller – Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your Chromebook if connecting wirelessly. For wired USB connections, try different USB ports or reboot your Chromebook.
  • Impostor can’t sabotage – This is a known bug in the game. Restarting the app usually fixes it. If not, the developers are working on a permanent fix.

Tips for an Optimal Experience

Here are some tips to have the best experience playing Among Us on your Chromebook:

  • Close other apps and tabs to free up RAM and system resources for the best performance.
  • If playing online, make sure your Chromebook is connected to steady high-speed WiFi for minimal latency.
  • Use headphones to better hear other players and spatial audio cues to find the impostor.
  • Enable the Linux (beta) environment for more storage space if the Android version takes up too much room.
  • Play on a bigger external monitor for a larger game screen using USB-C or HDMI output from your Chromebook.

So go venture out into space, complete your tasks diligently, and catch the impostor red handed! Among Us is a blast to play with friends and family right on your Chromebook.