How to install FL Studio 20 on a Chromebook in 2021

Today we are looking at how to install FL Studio 20 on a Chromebook.  Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

If you have any questions, please contact us via a YouTube comment and we would be happy to assist you!

Please take note that both methods are the free trial version of FL Studio, and you need to buy a premium plan to have access to the full program.

You can also buy the Play Store version of FL Studio, it runs well on Chromebooks:

Commands Used:
1) sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
2) wget -nc
3) sudo apt-key add winehq.key
4) echo "deb bullseye main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine_chrome_os_made_simple.list
5) sudo apt update
6) sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-staging
7) winecfg
8) wget
9) wine flstudio_win64_20.9.0.2748.exe
10) wine start .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Image-Line/FL\ Studio\ 20/FL64.exe 

Update: with the release of Chrome OS 96, the Linux container on a Chromebook has been upgraded to a newer version.  This tutorial still works exactly as in the video, but it is no longer needed to apply the setting in Google Chrome as in the beginning of the video.

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  1. E: Unable to locate package winehq-staging
    any way you can help or is this method still working?

  2. Well, I have a Acer Chromebook Spin 311, and for what i can say, it just doesn't work.
    Well, unless you have a Intel computer, your lucky i guess.
    So i did research on the command "add-architecture i386".
    The last one. i386.
    So i did my research and found out that stands for "Intel 386"!
    Meaning that it only worked for people that had Intel 386 as a Processer!

    1. well that was dumb 1 and a half months ago me thinking i had a amd not knowing i had a ARM64

  3. I have and Chromebook and don't know how to download FL studio


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