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Google Earth Availability: Supported Platforms

Google Earth has long been the tool of choice for taking a journey around the world even from one’s own bedroom. You can head to Paris, France and see the highlights of the city. Once you are done exploring that wonderful city, you can – in just a few clicks and strokes – be whisked away to the National Mall in Washington, DC to maybe see an outline of the many buildings and monuments to see in order to plan for a trip or just simply explore.

There’s so much more Google Earth is capable of as well: it can now provide you with more information about the world we live in through new features like Knowledge Cards and Voyager, an interactive tour. It’s a good thing then that Google Earth is available across many platforms.

Google Earth Supported Platforms

Google Earth is available on personal computers (access through a browser or download the application) and mobile platforms. The tool is supported for the following desktop platforms:

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux

As two of the most dominant mobile platforms on the planet, it makes sense that Google Earth is supported on both Android and iOS. However, the app for iOS devices hasn’t been updated since May 3, 2016 while the Android was updated as recently as April 2017.

The April 2017 update was the biggest one rolled out by Google Earth, but sadly only users of the Chrome web browser and Android devices can take advantage of the many changes, including the features mentioned before.

Google, though, is planning to make the updates available to users on the iOS platform as well as users of other web browsers. However, they have not given a specific date as to when that will happen.

Google Earth Supported Languages

Google makes its products available in many countries across the world. Users have the option to use the language default set by their device or computer or change it entirely. This option is also provided for Google Earth. Here’s how to language can be changed:

Chrome

  • Click the More button then click on Settings
  • Scroll to the bottom to find the Advanced option
  • Click on Language under the Languages section
  • Click on the More button next to the language you want to use.
  • If the language you want to use isn’t listed, you can add it by clicking on Add languages.
  • Choose Display Google Chrome in this language.
  • Close Chrome and start it again so the changes will be applied.

Android

  • Open Settings on your device.
  • Find the Personal section then tap on Languages & input.
  • Tap Languages > Add a language. Keep in mind that doing this will change the language of your device as well.
  • Arrange the order of preferred languages, if you want. The one listed first will be the default but in case that’s not available, those following it will be chosen.

Google Earth is a free resource and here’s how to download it.

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