Google has added Steam app to Chrome OS

With the rapid increase in Chromebook shipments in recent years, Google is no longer limited to student notebooks or netbooks. Not long ago, it was rumored that Google wanted to “turn” Chromebooks into gamebooks and would add support for the Steam client. Now Google is offering an alpha version of Steam in the latest beta version of Chrome OS.

There are currently 6 Chromebooks that have been tested and certified to run Steam relatively well, including Acer, HP, and Lenovo. The specific list is the below:

Currently, Steam can be enabled in the Dev channel on configurations of these Chromebooks with Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 11th Gen Core i5 or i7 processors, and at least 8GB of RAM:

It is worth noting that the Steam on Chrome OS actually contains Proton technology, that is, games under the Windows platform can be run through this compatibility layer technology. Not limited to native games on Linux, this method is the same as Valve’s own Steam Deck, but there is currently no test to show how the game’s frame rate performs under Chrome OS.