Got Chrome OS 72? Here’s how to download Android movies and music to an SD card

Excited to download content from Android apps such as Google Play Movies, Spotify and other apps to an external storage card on your Chromebook? If you have Chrome OS 72, it works, but there’s a trick involved. Here’s how to do it.

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Sideloading Android apps on Chromebooks (very) tentatively planned for Chrome OS 74 or 75

It’s not an official commitment to a particular release, but Google is considering a way to sideload Android apps from outside of the Google Play Store on a Chromebook in the next few months. It’s going to depend on security and other priorities, however.

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Google expands Instant Tethering connection to 15 Chromebooks and 30 Android phone models

Until today, you officially needed a Google-branded Android phone and Chromebook to use the Instant Tethering feature for connectivity when you can’t find a Wi-Fi hotspot. Now, the feature is expanding to partner devices with more in the coming months.

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How to use a non-Pixel Android phone for Instant Tethering on a Chromebook

Originally only for Chromebook users with a Google Pixel phone, the Instant Tethering feature of Chrome OS now supports non-Pixel Android handsets in the Dev Channel. Here’s how to use it and which phones, so far, work with it.

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Chromebooks getting Android’s Fast Pair Bluetooth headphones sync feature in 2019

Forget pairing Bluetooth headphones each and every time you use a new device: Google’s Fast Pair will sync those devices so you pair just once and then every device, including Chromebooks, will automatically work with them.

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Pixel Slate and Pixel Slate Keyboard review: Portability and productivity at a premium price

The Pixel Slate and Keyboard aren’t for everyone when there are less expensive 2-in-1 Chromebooks available. But if you want the best of both a Chrome OS desktop and a tablet mode, aside from a few minor issues, this potent package is exceptional.

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Google Duo arrives on more Chromebooks for video calls

The Android version of Google Duo has been quietly updated to support Chromebooks. This is likely in anticipation for the Pixel Slate and its Duo Cam, but it can be installed on clamshell Chromebooks as well.

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Linux on Chromebooks getting access to Android Play Files via Project Crostini

After adding access in Project Crostini to share Chrome OS folders with Linux, the next function in the works is to bring shared Play Files to Linux from the Android implementation on Chromebooks.

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Did Google drop a hint when Project Crostini and Linux apps on Chromebooks will get GPU acceleration?

No, there’s no official release date for GPU hardware acceleration in Project Crostini. But if Google is going to officially support Android Studio on Chromebooks in early 2019, that feature should arrive at the same time.

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Project Crostini USB support is moving forward on Chromebooks

Of the three main missing features in Project Crostini, one is moving forward now: USB support is in the works for the Linux container on Chromebooks.

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Chrome OS 70 hits the Stable Channel, bringing a better Chrome tablet experience

If Chrome OS tablets become hugely successful, we’ll look back on Chrome OS 70 as the Stable Channel release that made it happen. Here’s why.

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