Purchase upgrades for Chrome OS devices

For administrators who manage Chrome OS devices for a business or school.

To manage standalone Chrome OS devices from the Google Admin console, you need to order standalone Chrome Enterprise Upgrade and purchase an upgrade for each device that you want to manage. After you purchase upgrades, you can enroll devices, configure settings, and apply policies to users and devices in your organization. When you place your order, get the number of upgrades that you think you’ll need. You can always get additional upgrades later.

You can get a free 30-day Chrome Enterprise Upgrade trial for your standalone Chrome OS devices and then purchase upgrades. A trial is limited to 50 devices. To enroll additional devices, you must order standalone Chrome Enterprise Upgrade.

Currently, there is no flexible plan available for standalone Chrome Enterprise Upgrade.

If you have Chrome OS devices with bundled upgrades in your organization, you don’t need to purchase separate upgrades for them. Each device has an integrated perpetual upgrade that covers the life of the device. For details about bundled devices, go to About Chrome OS devices with bundled upgrades.

Note: Your account type determines what Chrome features are available to you. For example, if your organization has an education account and you enroll a Chrome OS device bundled with Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, you can't access Chrome features that are exclusive to enterprise accounts.

Purchase upgrades from partner (Recommended)

Applies for annual and perpetual upgrades for standalone Chrome Enterprise Upgrade.

We recommend using an authorized partner to purchase upgrades for standalone Chrome Enterprise Upgrade. To find one that suits your organization, go to the Partner Directory.

Use an authorized partner if you want to:

  • Manage more than 50 Chrome OS devices.
  • Purchase upgrades for a provided domain.
  • Purchase annual or perpetual (or both) upgrades for the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade service.
  • Purchase additional Google services.

Purchase upgrades using the Admin console

Only for annual upgrades for standalone Chrome Enterprise Upgrade.

You must be signed in as a super administrator for this task.

Place your order from a trial

You can use the Admin console to buy annual upgrades for the standalone Chrome Enterprise Upgrade service if you:

  • Used the Admin console to sign up for a trial or signed up online 
  • Manage fewer than 50 devices

You can purchase upgrades during your trial or wait until it ends. Near the end of your trial, you’ll get an email letting you know that you need to purchase upgrades.

If you added your billing information during the trial, you don’t need to do anything. Upgrades are automatically purchased when your trial ends. 

If your trial period ends and you haven’t set up your billing and payment plan, your standalone Chrome Enterprise Upgrade service is automatically suspended. You can still access the Admin console and all your data is retained, but you can’t enroll devices, configure settings, or apply policies. If you were suspended at the end of your free trial, you need to set up billing to resume your service.

Set up billing to start a paid upgrade

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Billing.
  3. Next to Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, click Set Up Billing.
  4. Click Get started.
  5. Enter the number of upgrades that you want to purchase and click Continue.
  6. Review your selection.
  7. Check the box to agree to the terms and click Continue.
  8. Click Continue to confirm.

Purchase standalone Chrome Enterprise Upgrade (No trial)

You can use the Admin console to buy annual upgrades for the standalone Chrome Enterprise Upgrade service if you:

  • Are a Google Workspace customer.
  • Purchased the G Suite Basic, Business, or Enterprise edition directly from Google.
  • Don't already have any standalone upgrades for the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade service.
  • Manage fewer than 50 devices.
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Devices.
  3. Click Chrome devices.
  4. Click Get started.
  5. Choose Annual plan.
  6. Enter the number of upgrades that you want to purchase and click Continue.
  7. Review your selection.
  8. Check the box to agree to the terms and click Continue.
  9. Click Continue to confirm.

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