Finally, the Chrome OS update that all Samsung and other Chromebook users were waiting for is rolling out. Yes, we are talking about the Chrome OS 119 update that makes it much easier to play Steam games on Chromebooks. So, if you are in the market looking to buy a shiny new Chromebook and scrolling through Black Friday Deals, then this is one more reason to get your Chromebook.
With the Chrome OS 119 stable update that is rolling out widely, Chromebook users will be able to play Steam games straight from their app drawer. Previously, to enjoy this feature, you needed to own a compatible Chromebook and enable a flag before you could actually play Steam games. But now, thanks to the Chrome OS 119 update, that is not the case anymore.
The Chrome OS 119 update also brings more features to the Privacy Hub
After you have installed Chrome OS 119 on your Chromebook, you will see a new Steam icon sitting in your app drawer, which will open to install the full version of the app. Providing a quick shortcut to the Steam installer is a nice move instead of providing the complete app because not everyone is interested in playing Steam games on their Chromebooks.
Apart from the ability to play Steam games on a Chromebook, the Chrome OS 119 update also brings some improvements to the Privacy Hub, allowing users to toggle both camera and mic on and off directly from the hub. Moreover, Chromebook Plus users also get the option to enable the new Google Drive File Sync feature, even if it is not connected to the internet.
If you haven't received the update, then it is time for you to check the settings to see if a new update is available for you or not. Install it for yourself and enjoy the perks the new update brings.