Please note that this works only on Chromebooks/Chromeboxs which run Android 5.0 or later with x86 processors!
Since its appearance, Chrome OS has been noted for the utility and satisfaction it offers to users. Moreover, it was a practical and affordable solution for day-to-day operations. But just as anything that has a good side has a bad side, and in the case of Chrome OS the bad part is its applications limitation.
In this aspect, comparison with an operating system like Windows is absurd, but a specific application, named CrossOver, wants to solve the problem. The app has long been named CrossOver Android Technology Preview, but has changed its name to CrossOver on Chrome OS Beta and has become available on the Google Play Store.
In other words, it lets you run Windows apps. And it’s free. However, there is a catch. In order to be able to run CrossOver on Chrome OS Beta, you’ll need a Chrome OS device (e.g., a chromebook) with an x86 processor which is running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later.
Once you install CrossOver on Chrome OS Beta, you’ll have access to more than 10,000 Windows apps that are compatible, such as Microsoft Office and Steam. Even more! You can always download other Windows apps within CrossOver, although they are not officially supported.
In a post on the CodeWeavers Blogs, CodeWeavers Founder, Jeremy White, said that “this was the cleanest and most elegant version of CrossOver yet”.
It is not yet known whether after going out of the Beta stage you will have to pay to use it. Prices for the end of the Beta version have not yet been announced, but even so, the app will be worth the money.