Publishing on Google Play
ChromeOS supports the Google Play Store for users to discover and install apps and games. Developers can use Google Play to seamlessly distribute and monetize apps & games across ChromeOS and Android (mobile, tablets, foldables, TV, and Wear). Learn about the benefits and features of publishing your app to the Google Play Store. If you have a Progressive Web App (PWA), you can also create a listing for it in Google Play.
If you charge money for your app or game you can also use the Play Billing APIs for in-app purchases and subscriptions. You can add Play billing to your app and offer subscriptions. Games developers using Unity can use the Google Play Billing Library with Unity. Starting in ChromeOS 88, Google Play Billing is also available for PWAs via the Digital Goods API, currently available through an origin trial. Whether you’re an Android, game, or web developer, you will need to also make sure that your Play Console is set up for Google Play Billing.
- Follow the Google Play Launch Checklist.
- Review your app’s device compatibility to ensure it’s installable on all Chromebooks.
- If you are using the Android NDK, review publishing considerations for best performance.
- Test before launch using testing tracks.
- Learn how to Grow your audience by optimizing your app for ChromeOS.
- Implement Play Billing components in a back-end server to prevent against fraud
App optimization support
If you're planning on optimizing your app or game for ChromeOS, and would like help from us, please fill out our developer interest form. After doing so, someone from Google may reach out to you to further clarify your feedback or needs. Please note that filling out this form does not constitute automatic inclusion in this program.Apply now
Topics in this section
Grow with the Google Play audience. Best practices and policies for launching a ChromeOS app on Google Play.
How to optimize and publish simultaneously for Google Play Games on PC and ChromeOS.
How to set up the Play Console to monetize your app with Play Billing
How to implement key Play Billing components in your back-end server with the Play Developer API to help fight fraud and abuse.
How to publish and distribute your Progressive Web App through Google Play.
How to monetize your Progressive Web App in Google Play by selling digital goods with Play Billing.
How to ensure that your Digital Goods Integration is working properly.