How to Run Android apps as kiosks on Chrome devices?

With Chrome 57 and later, Android apps in Google Play can be pushed down to a Chrome device in locked-down kiosk mode. As an administrator, you can use the Admin console to push down Chrome and Android apps to a Chrome device.

Note: From March 2017 onwards, this feature is only supported on a limited number of Chrome devices, including the AOPEN Chromebox Mini and AOPEN Chromebase Mini. Learn more about these devices.

Step 1: Enable Android apps on Chrome OS

  1. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Device managementand thenChrome management.

    If you don't see Device management on the dashboard, click More controls at the bottom.

  2. Click Android application settings.
  3. Select Enable Android applications to be managed through the Admin Console.
  4. (Optional) Click Billing. Verify that an Android management subscription appears on the billing page.
  5. (Optional) Click Security > Manage EMM provider for Android. Verify that Google Device Manager is listed as your EMM provider. If you already have Google Mobile Management or a third party EMM as your EMM provider, then that provider will be listed, even though Android Apps on Chrome have been enabled.

Step 2: Approve apps in managed Google Play

  1. Sign in to managed Google Play, using a managed Google Play administrator account.
  2. Search for, and click the app you’d like to approve.
  3. Click Approve.
  4. To accept the app permissions on behalf of your organization, click Approve.
  5. Click Ok.
  6. (Optional) View a list approved apps for your organization, by clicking My company apps from the Apps menu.

Step 3: Add kiosk application

  1. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Device managementand thenChrome management.

    If you don't see Device management on the dashboard, click More controls at the bottom.

  2. Click Device settings.
  3. Under Kiosk settings, for Kiosk Apps, click Manage Kiosk Applications.
  4. Click Managed Google Play and search for your approved app. Click Add.
  5. Click Save in the Kiosk Apps window.
  6. Click Save on the Device settings page.

Step 4: (Optional) Set app to launch automatically

  1. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Device managementand thenChrome management.

    If you don't see Device management on the dashboard, click More controls at the bottom.

  2. Click Device settings.
  3. Under Kiosk settings, for Auto-Launch Kiosk App, choose the app you want to launch automatically.
    Note: In the list, approved and added Android apps are grouped under Android Apps.
  4. Click Save.
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