Chromebooks are a great way of managing your school obligations, but they are also a useful tool for communication and anything else that you might need for school.
If you’re a gamer who has received a Chromebook and want to talk to your friends or even manage some of your schoolwork over Discord, we are here to provide you with all of the answers you might need regarding that.
The whole installation process is quite simple and you can get it done in a few minutes!
How To Get Discord On A School Chromebook
If all you need to do is to download and install Discord to your Chromebook, you just need to follow these simple steps:
- Go to your Chromebook Settings
- Locate the Google Play Store button, you should be able to turn it on or off
- Turn it on
- Now you need to go to the Play Store and download Discord
- After you download it, go to Play Store Apps on your Chromebook and start Discord
How To Unblock Discord While You’re At School
Here are some of the best ways to unblock Discord on your Chromebook. Check them out and see which one can work the best for you!
Use A VPN
One of the best ways people have recommended unblocking and downloading Discord is to simply use a VPN. A high-quality VPN can work like a charm to download anything you need because of the way it works. Read on to see what a VPN is and how to use one.
What Is A VPN?
A VPN or Virtual Private Network is a special network configuration where a VPN server host redirects all of the information your devices provide through a different IP address. This means that your ISP (Internet service provider) and other users cannot see what you search for or what you download.
The reason this might work for your school Chromebook and Discord is that your school usually blocks your IP from commencing downloads, but if your IP is masked with a VPN, it could work.
How To Use A VPN
Most VPNs are very straightforward and have the same installation/use process, so we’re just going to mention NordVPN for this explanation. Here’s how to set up your VPN:
- Download and install the VPN app from the official site
- Create an account within the app
- Click on the Connect button, which will find the best server to connect to in your region
That’s it! Now your browsing is secure. As you can see, the whole process doesn’t take longer than a few minutes and the benefits are vast.
Bring Discord To School
Another thing you can do is to download the Discord installer at home and upload it to your school Chromebook, bypassing the need to access Discord through a browser.
Use The Discord Web App
If you don’t want to go through all of those steps to get Discord on your Chromebook, you can try to simply access the Discord web app, which can let you log into Discord and use it normally, without the need to download it.
This can work because school admins tend to block .exe files instead of the sites themselves, so it’s worth a try!
Use A Web Proxy
Web proxies are servers that you can use to bypass your school’s web browser blocking. When you use a web proxy, it will connect you to a different server and you will be able to access whatever your school has blocked. You should use a website that is trusted, like FilterBypass.
Once you start using a web proxy, you will be able to see your own address, at which point you should select a proxy server that has a different address than your own. From here, your browsing will seem like it is coming from a different address, something your school can’t block.
Use The Alpha Version Of Discord
Usually, when your school blocks you from accessing something, they will block the most popular version of the software. That means that they block the basic version of Discord because everyone uses that.
However, some institutions might overlook the alpha version of Discord that can be used just like the base version. You can find it at canary.discordapp in your web browser.
Use Discord Unblocked
Discord Unblocked is a simple alternative to the blocked version of Discord you’re probably trying to download. The best way to do this is to enter the name of the app in your browser and download it normally. It has all of the features Discord has and is a breeze to install.
Copy Discord’s IP Address
Another thing you can do is find Discord’s IP address in your school’s content blocker, then access it directly through the address. Here’s how to do that.
- In your Windows Start bar, type Command Prompt
- Open the Command Prompt, then type ping discordapp.com
- After this, you should see the IP address of Discord.com
- From here, you can paste the IP address into your browser and you should be able to access the blocked site. This works with other sites as well, not just Discord.
And now you have all of the knowledge you need to bypass your school’s laws, as long as you do it in a responsible way. Discord is a phenomenal platform for gaming and communication, so it makes sense that you would want to enable it on your Chromebook. We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed this and that you have learned something new!