Microsoft Office now works on more Chromebooks than ever before

Good news for Chromebook owners: it’s now easier than ever to run select Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word, on Chrome OS devices. Better still, you can download them from the Play Store for free – but there’s a caveat for some. 

A number of smaller Chromebooks – those with a display of 10.1 inches or less –will get free access to Android versions of Office apps. These include the Acer Chromebook Flip.

However, those with larger Chromebook devices will need an Office 365 subscription (regularly priced at £5.99 a month) to unlock the Microsoft programs.

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Still, as a number of Chromebooks – like Google’s Pixelbook – have had access to the Office suite for a while now, it’s good to see wider rollout of the Chrome OS-specific applications.

What’s more, you can currently save big on an Office 365 subscription as part of the Cyber Monday UK deals bonanza – or enjoy a discount on full-fat Office for Windows or Mac.

Alternatives to Office 365 include Google’s popular Drive productivity suite, which is free at the most basic level.

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