As was rumoured earlier this week, Google confirmed that the Play Store will be coming to Chromebooks.
This news was revealed during Google I/O 2016 and is that the Google Play Store will soon be launched on Chrome OS, meaning that users will be able to download apps from the Play Store on a Chromebook or a Chrome OS TV.
Google explained more:
So, we’re bringing Google Play (the most popular app store in the world) to Chromebooks. This means you’ll be able to download and use Android apps, so you can make a Skype call, work with Office files and be productive offline — or take a break with games like Minecraft, Hearthstone or Clash of Clans. The same apps that run on phones and tablets can now run on Chromebooks without compromising their speed, simplicity or security. This is good for users and great for developers – in addition to phones and tablets, they will be able to easily bring their apps to laptops. And all this is built on top of Chrome OS, so users will continue to have everything they love in their Chromebooks.
Google also revealed that shipments of Chrome OS PCs were ahead of Macs in Q1 2016, which made it the second most popular OS in the US for that quarter.
You can read more about the launch at the source link below.