Minecraft: how to install the game on consoles, mobile and PC?

Minecraft is a game developed by Mojang in which players must explore an open world and collect materials to build structures and survive dangers and adversities. The game has different versions and can be played on computers, mobile phones, consoles and internet browsers such as Google Chrome.

Currently, the game has several different editions supported by the developers, such as Classic, Java Edition, Bedrock Edition, and Education Edition, among others. The versions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, which are older devices, no longer receive new updates.

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They exist many ways to play Mojang’s exploration and survival game, including a way to enjoy the game completely free. Next, we’ll show you how to access, download and play Minecraft on PC, consoles and mobiles.

how to download minecraft on pc

Player Minecraft on PC, Mac or Linux you must Download and install the game. Although the download is free, to really play it is necessary buy a license of use, the price of which may vary from one platform to another.

Below you can see the steps needed to download the game to your computer:

  1. Visit the official website and go to the download section;
  2. The site will recognize your operating system and automatically select the correct version to download;
  3. Click Download to start downloading;
  4. When the download is complete, open the downloaded file;
  5. Log in with your Mojang account;
  6. Remember that to play you must purchase a game license.

The site recognizes the operating system and offers the best version to downloadSource: Mojang/Reproduction

How to Download Minecraft on iOS and Android

The game can be downloaded on Android devices and iPhones and iPads from their respective app stores. To play, you must buy and download the application on your mobile phone by following the steps below:

  1. Access the Google Play Store on Android or the App Store on iOS and iPad devices;
  2. In the search bar, find Minecraft;
  3. select app
  4. From the app page, buy the game (price may vary from platform to platform)
  5. Once the payment has been made, the download will begin
  6. When you’re done downloading, just open the app, enter your information, and start playing.

You can download Minecraft for phones and tablets from your device's app storeYou can download Minecraft for phones and tablets from your device’s app storeSource: Google/Apple/Reproduction

How to Download Minecraft on Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation

The procedure for game download on consoles is very similar to that used on cell phones. You must access the stores of the various consoles, be able to buy and download the game from the eShop, the Microsoft Store and the PlayStation Store. Follow the steps below to download the game on your console:

  1. On your console or Internet browser, access the games and applications store corresponding to your video game;
  2. To research Minecraft in the field of research;
  3. Select the game;
  4. Click on buy (remember that the price of the game can vary considerably from one platform to another);
  5. Once the payment has been made, the download will begin;
  6. Once the application has been downloaded and installed, open the game;
  7. Enter your information and start playing!

Downloading the game on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo consoles is quite simpleDownloading the game on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo consoles is quite simpleSource: Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo/Reproduction

There is still a way to play Minecraft “free” on Xbox. Game Pass subscribers can download the game at no additional cost, paying only the subscription fee.

How to play minecraft for free in a web browser

There is yet another way to enjoy the game for free, this time on the computer. For this you just need internet access and basically use the browser to access Minecraft classic edition.

You can play Minecraft Classic for free on your computer's browserYou can play Minecraft Classic for free on your computer’s browserSource: Mojang/Reproduction

This version, made available for free by Microsoft, can be played with up to nine other players by following the steps below:

  1. Go to “classic.minecraft.net” (without quotes);
  2. Copy the address of the game room created automatically by clicking on “Copy”. You can send this code to other people so that they can access your server;
  3. Enter a username;
  4. Select “Start” to begin player Minecraft free in the PC browser.

Now you know the different ways to access, explore, and survive the amazing world created by the creative minds at Mojang!

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