Get early access to Chrome OS Flex

Try the cloud-first, fast, easy-to-manage, and secure Chrome OS for PCs and Macs. Chrome OS Flex is a free and sustainable way to modernize devices you already own. It’s easy to deploy across your fleet or simply try it to see what a cloud-first OS has to offer.

Chrome OS Flex is free

The free upgrade your PCs and Macs have been waiting for

Install Chrome OS Flex on your PCs and Macs so they are secure, boot fast, don’t slow down over time, update automatically in the background, and can be managed from the cloud.

Fast, modern work experience from anywhere

  • Devices boot quickly, don’t slow down over time, and update in the background, reducing device downtime
  • Experience fast access to VDI and web apps with an intuitive, clutter-free, and reliable experience

Fast deployment and easy management

  • Deploy Chrome OS Flex across your fleet via USB or network deployment and a user’s settings and policies sync to the device almost instantly
  • Use the Google Admin console to manage updates and configure device policies remotely

Proactive security

  • Blocked executables and sandboxing technology eliminate the need for antivirus software
  • IT controls prevent data loss on lost or stolen devices

Make the most of your existing hardware

  • Refresh your older devices with a modern OS and extend their lifespan to reduce e-waste
  • Deploy a more energy efficient, sustainable solution while experiencing lower total cost of ownership

How it works

A USB drive is all you need to experience Chrome OS Flex on your PC or Mac. It only takes a few minutes to get set up, and we'll walk you through it.


Create a bootable Chrome OS Flex USB drive to try Chrome OS Flex prior to installing it.


When you’re ready, install Chrome OS Flex on your PC or Mac to replace your operating system.


Deploy Chrome OS Flex to more devices in your organization via a USB drive or network deployment.

When to consider Chrome OS Flex

Whether you’re just learning about Chrome OS or looking to accelerate your cloud-first OS deployment, Chrome OS Flex makes it easier than ever.

Easily try modern computing with cloud-based management on existing devices. Install Chrome OS Flex now and experience the benefits of Chrome OS for Macs or PCs.

Reduce e-waste and extend the life of your existing devices by transforming them with a modern OS.

Deploy a cloud-first OS on purpose-built hardware for specialized use cases like kiosks or digital signage.

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Manage & secure your Chrome OS Flex fleet with Chrome Enterprise Upgrade

Chrome Enterprise Upgrade unlocks the built-in business capabilities of Chrome OS Flex devices. Use Chrome Enterprise Upgrade to secure and manage them alongside Chromebooks in the cloud-based Google Admin console.

Advanced security

Remotely wipe or disable devices and enable sign-in restrictions to ensure data stays in the right hands.

Control updates

Choose to roll out updates gradually or automatically with the added option for long-term support channel.

Granular device controls

Enable single sign-on, identity-free login, and configure printers and WiFi networks.

Reporting and insights

Pull insightful reports including 7-day active metrics, OS versions, and crash reports.

Scalable, cloud-first management

Manage devices remotely in Google Admin console, use 3rd party UEM solutions, or use Chrome Policy API to manage at scale.

Try an early version of Chrome OS Flex for free

Enter your information to get directed to installation instructions, see certified devices for Chrome OS Flex, and learn more about known issues. Today, the OS is in early access and you may experience some instability.

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This operating system is still in early access on the dev channel—you may experience some instability. Please read the installation guide for next steps.

You can also check out CloudReady, a previous version of Chrome OS Flex, if you are interested in deploying a stable experience on PCs and Macs today.

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