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I Want to Buy Minecraft on a Non-Windows Device

We’ve been working on some big changes, and we’re excited to announce that Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft for Windows (aka “Bedrock Edition”) are now being sold as a single product! What does this mean for you? Well, if you’ve never bought Minecraft before, you can now get both Java and Bedrock for one low price, also known as Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition.

If you're on a non-Windows device and want to buy Minecraft for the first time, this article is here to help. 

In This Article:

Note: You can only play Minecraft: Java Edition on a non-Windows device. While you will own both Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft for Windows after buying the game, Minecraft for Windows will only be available on a Windows device.

I want to buy Minecraft from the Microsoft Store 

  1. Start by opening the Microsoft Store and search for Minecraft. ‘Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition’ will appear in the search results.
  2. Click ‘Buy’ and one of two things will happen. 
    1. If you’re not signed in, you will be prompted to sign into the MS Store using your MSA.   
    2. If you are signed in, you must enter or select a payment method for purchasing the game.
  3. Because you’re on a non-Win10 device, MS Store doesn’t have the Launcher you need to install. 
  4. Instead, you’ll see a One Vanilla page that channels you to Minecraft.com/download to get the Launcher version you need. 
  5. From Minecraft.net, download the Launcher for your specific operating system.
  6. Once downloaded, you can open the Launcher and log-in with the MSA you used to buy the game from the Store. 
  7. Within the launcher, you can see that you now own Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. However, you cannot play Minecraft: Bedrock as you aren’t on a Windows 10/11 device. 

I want to buy Minecraft from Minecraft.net

  1. Start by going to Minecraft.net and clicking ‘Get Minecraft.’
  2. Select ‘Computer’ as your platform. 
  3. You’ll be taken to the ‘Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC’ page and must click ‘Buy Minecraft.’
  4. You will be asked to log into their MSA if you haven’t already. 
  5. After logging in with your MSA, enter payment information to buy the game.  
  6. You will be taken to the Launcher download page and must choose your non-Windows 10/11 device of choice to download. 
  7. Once downloaded, you can open the Launcher and log-in with the MSA you used to buy the game from the Store.
  8. Within the launcher, you can see that you own Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. However, you cannot play Minecraft: Bedrock as you aren’t on a Windows 10/11 device.

I want to buy Minecraft from the Minecraft Launcher

  1. If you don’t already have it installed, go to Minecraft.net and install the Launcher that’s relevant to your non-Windows 10/11 device.
  2. You must open the Launcher and log in with your MSA. 
  3. You will see that you don’t own the Minecraft: Java Edition or Minecraft: Bedrock Edition games. Instead, you can choose to ‘Play Demo’ or ‘Buy Now’ in the Java Edition tab, and can choose to ‘Play Trial’ or ‘Buy Now’ in the Bedrock Edition tab.  
  4. You can click ‘Buy Now’ on either version of the game and will be taken to an in-launcher buy page.
  5. Select a previously entered payment method or input one to buy the game.  
  6. After inputting the proper payment information, click ‘Buy’ and your purchase will go through. 
  7. Within the launcher, you can see that they own Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. However, you cannot play Minecraft: Bedrock as you aren’t on a Windows 10/11 device. 

I want to buy Minecraft with a Gift Card

  1. You must go to https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/redeem and click ‘Redeem’ to start the process.
  2. Log in with your MSA and you will be taken to a code redemption page.
  3. Upon properly entering the code, you will see Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC under ‘Here is what you get.’ Click Confirm. 
  4. You will have successfully redeemed their code for Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC and will be sent a Microsoft Store link, which you must click. 
  5. The link will send the you to the Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC Store page. However, as you do not have a Windows 10/11 device, you will see a link for Minecraft.com/download, which you must click.
  6. From Minecraft.net, you must download the Launcher for your specific operating system.
  7. Once downloaded, you can open the Launcher and log-in with the MSA used to buy the game from the Store. 
  8. Within the launcher, you can see that you own Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. However, you cannot play Minecraft: Bedrock as you aren’t on a Windows 10/11 device. 

I bought Minecraft from the MS Store and want to return the product for a refund 

  1. Start by logging into the MS Store with your MSA. 
  2. Navigate to Order History on the top right of the page.
  3. You should find the Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Edition for PC option. If you’re still eligible for a return, you will see Request a Return on the right side. Click it. 
  4. You should see some refund options available to complete the refund process. 
  5. Alternatively, you can navigate to https://support.xbox.com/en-US/help/subscriptions-billing/buy-games-apps/refund-orders and log in there to request a refund for any eligible products. 
  6. Once your refund is processed, you will lose access to both your Java and Bedrock entitlements. 

I bought Minecraft from Minecraft.net and want to return the product for a refund 

  1. Navigate to https://aka.ms/Minecraft-Support 
  2. Fill out your product information to request a refund. 

Note: You will not be able to refund either version of the game if you are outside of the accepted return window.  

I want to see what games I own on Minecraft.net 

  1. Log into Minecraft.net with your MSA. 
  2. Navigate to your profile on Minecraft.net
  3. On your ‘Profile’ section you will see cards for the titles that you own.
  4. If you do not own a game, the option to Buy Now will appear under a game card. 

I want to see what games I own on the MS Store. 

  1. Sign into the Microsoft Store with your MSA. 
  2. Go to your Library in the Microsoft Store by clicking the icon on the bottom left that resembles a set of books. 

Last Updated - 2022-10-05 21:25:35 UTC

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