These days, everyone wants an integrated ecosystem. The idea is to get consumers into a particular brand of device and keep them there with the promise of enhanced functionality. Perhaps the most popular is Apple’s ecosystem, which allows users to connect their iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, Apple TVs, and Mac computers.
The Android Phone Hub is the Chromebook’s answer to the same challenge, and while it’s not as well developed as the Apple ecosystem, it can still level up the functionality of your Chromebook. Using Phone Hub, you can connect your Chromebook to any compatible Android phone, turning them into a networked pair of devices.
When connected, you’ll get notifications and phone calls pushed from your phone to your computer, where you can read, answer, dismiss, and respond to them. You’ll also be able to pull content from your phone to your computer or vice versa, allowing you to easily share files or stream content wherever is convenient. To get connected, click the time on the bottom right of your Chromebook’s screen, then select Settings and Connected Devices. Then follow the prompts to connect to your Android phone.