How to download Minecraft

Minecraft is a very famous video game in which you have to build buildings and tools of all kinds. There is no lack of adventure elements and an important multiplayer component that makes the game practically infinite. Given its characteristics, it does not surprise me, therefore, that after listening to it with great enthusiasm from all your friends, you have also decided Download Minecraft and start having fun with the now famous title in sandbox sauce.

However, if you are here now and you are reading these lines, it seems clear to me that despite good intentions, you are still not very clear about what you need to do, exactly, to be able to download Minecraft. How do you say? Things are exactly like this and would you like to know if I can give you some useful advice on what to do? Well of course you do, you don't have to worry about that, really.

With today's tutorial, in fact, I will show you, step by step, everything you need to do to be able to download Minecraft on your Pc, mobile device, console and even on Apple TV in such a way that it allows you to start as well. to have fun with this game. Later? Are you ready? Yes? Very good! So let's ban the talk and proceed.

Download Minecraft on your PC

Requirements

In order to download Minecraft and, consequently, to be able to play this popular video game, it is not necessary to have a particularly high-performance computer. However, it is essential that the PC on which you are going to play the game has some minimum requirements, which we indicate below.

  • Processor: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) at 2,6 GHz.
  • RAM: 2 GB.
  • Integrated GPU: Intel HD Graphics or ATI Radeon HD Graphics with OpenGL 2.1 support.
  • Dedicated GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT or AMD Radeon HD 2400 with OpenGL 3.1 support.
  • Free space in HDD: 200 MB.

Regarding operating systems, Minecraft guarantees compatibility with all popular versions of Windows, Mac OS (as well as with the main distributions Linux ).

Don't forget to install Java otherwise the game does not work. If you have not yet downloaded and installed Java on your PC, you can read my tutorial on how download java to find out how to do it right away. If, on the other hand, you encounter some difficulties, try to follow the instructions I gave you in my Java update guide.

Download and install

After making sure that your PC is actually able to "hold" the game and once you've done the Java download and installation procedure, you can take real action by going to find out how to download Minecraft. So connect to the Minecraft website using the link I just provided and click on the item Log In located in the upper right.

Click the item now Register one here present at the bottom of the page that is displayed and complete the form that is proposed. In the countryside Email address es Repeat email address you should write your email address while in the fields Password es Repeat password you need to enter the password you want to use to log into your Minecraft account. Using the dropdown menu Date nacimiento, as can be easily understood, you must enter your date of birth.

When you have finished completing the form, click the button Create an account and immediately you will be sent an email with a verification code that you will have to write on the Minecraft site. Then open the email you received from Minecraft, enter the verification code in the corresponding text field and click the button Check your e-mail.

After having carried out all the previous steps, decide whether to continue with the purchase of Minecraft (which costs 23,95 euros) or if you download the game in trial version. In both cases, to download Minecraft you have to go back to the home page of the site by clicking on the logo of the game located at the top of the site, run the Sign off from your account by clicking on your email address in the upper right and then on Outside, Click the button Menu located in the upper right and click Download for two consecutive times.

At this point, the version of Minecraft that best suits your needs will be downloaded to your PC. operating system.

  • If you use Windows, the file will be downloaded minecraft.msi. When the download is complete, run the .msi file, click close twice in a row, then on Install on pc. as si and, to conclude the installation process, in End.
  • If you are using macOS, the file will be downloaded Minecraft.dmg. When the download is complete, open the .dmg package that contains the game, select the Minecraft icon and drag it into the folder Applications of macOS.

Once you have completed the game installation procedure on your Pc, you can finally start enjoying Minecraft by launching the game (by double-clicking the icon that appeared on the Windows desktop or in the macOS applications folder), waiting All the files necessary for its operation are downloaded from Internet (About 40 MB of data, so it may take a few minutes!), Logging into the previously created account and clicking on the button To play o Play demo (which button to press depends on whether you have decided to buy the full version of the game or not).

As for the real gameplay, you can consult my tutorial on how to play Minecraft in which I explain how to take your first steps in the Minecraft universe. I also invite you to read my guide on how to play multiplayer in Minecraft and my tutorial on how to build a house in Minecraft. You will also find more interesting and useful information in my post on how to put skins in Minecraft and in my article on how to download mods in Minecraft.

Are you experiencing problems or difficulties with the operation of the game? Do not panic! Follow the instructions in my tutorial on how upgrade minecraft to force the update of the video game and you will see that everything will be resolved in an instant.

Download Minecraft on a mobile device

As I mentioned at the beginning of the guide, in addition to a PC, you can also download Minecraft on mobile phones and tablets. To do this, go to the device store, search for Minecraft and complete the transaction by pressing the appropriate buttons and providing the required credentials. Below you will find all the direct links to download the game and its price for the different platforms.

  • Android - You can download Minecraft PE from Play Store clicking here directly from your device. The game is priced at 6,99 euros.
  • iOS - You can download Minecraft PE from the App Store by clicking here directly from your device. The game is priced at 6,99 euros.
  • Windows phone - You can download Minecraft PE by clicking here directly from your device. In this case, the price of the game is 6,89€.

If, on the other hand, you don't want to spend money and are looking for alternatives to downloading "original" Minecraft on your mobile device, read my guide on how download Minecraft PE free in which I proceeded to show you not only how to download the famous game but also which are the best titles of the moment that offer similar gameplay. Surely you can find at least one title that can satisfy your Minecraft "thirst" at no cost!

Download Minecraft on consoles and Apple TV

I also point out that you can download Minecraft even on the most popular video game consoles. Again, to continue with the purchase, all you have to do is access the device store, search Minecraft and complete the transaction directly from the console. To complete the information, here are the links and prices of Minecraft for all consoles.

  • PS3 - You can download Minecraft from Play Station Store by clicking here. The game is priced at 18,99 euros.
  • PS4 - You can download Minecraft from the Play Station Store by clicking here. The game is priced at 18,99 euros.
  • play Station Vita - You can download Minecraft from the Play Station Store by clicking here. The game is priced at 18,99 euros.
  • Xbox 360 - You can download Minecraft from Xbox Marketplace by clicking here. The game is priced at 18,99 euros.
  • Xbox One - You can download Minecraft from Xbox Marketplace by clicking here. The game is priced at 18,99 euros.
  • Wii U - You can download Minecraft from the Nintendo store by clicking here. The game is priced at 29,99 euros.

To conclude, I inform you that you can also download Minecraft at Apple TV. It costs 19,99 euros and includes all the DLC released so far. For those who already own the version of Minecraft for iOS, they are entitled to more updates with related content. You can download it by going to the App Store directly on Apple TV or by clicking here.