Microsoft Office apparently available now for Chromebook users

Microsoft Office Finally Arrives on Chromebooks Everywhere

The app is now available from the Google Play Store, according to Chrome Unboxed. and is free to any device with a screen size less than 10.1 inches, such as the Chromebook Flip from Asus.

Microsoft Office apps are now finally supported by Chrome OS, which powers Chromebooks such as Google's Pixelbook.

We give a lot more in-depth advice on buying a Chromebook with a list of the best models to buy, and you can check out Google's site which explains which apps you can use on a Chromebook to replace those you might use on a PC or Mac. These versions of the Microsoft Office apps require a subscription to Office 365, and those without said subscription will only be able to use these apps to view files.

Similar to the lack of information on when Microsoft Office for Chromebooks will be launched, Microsoft has apparently rolled out the software quietly. That left some to wonder if the apps' arrival was still forthcoming, while others explored workarounds.

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But after over a year of waiting, Chrome Unboxed reported last Wednesday that, without any warning or explanation, the Office suite of Android apps is suddenly working on seemingly every Chrome OS device in existence.

Microsoft Office was released for Android over two years ago, with separate apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, a report from ZDNet states that Microsoft Office has been accessible from the beta version of the Play Store to some Chromebook users.

Of course, Google's G Suite is still the more likely choice for a number of Chromebook users, but the ability to use Microsoft Office on a Chromebook makes them a potentially more viable option for businesses using Microsoft's software.

Microsoft hasn't (yet) provided a comment on the news of the apps' arrival.

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