Google Chrome License FAQs

This guide will explain some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Chrome licenses. Let us know if you have any other questions in the contact form in the sidebar!

What is a Chrome license?

A Chrome Management license is used to configure settings and enforce policies across your fleet of Chrome devices. One of the biggest benefits of a Chrome license is that it allows you to manage all your devices remotely without having to physically touch them.
Please note that you may also see Chrome licenses referred to as Chrome Enterprise Upgrades, Chrome Education Upgrades or Chrome Non-Profit Upgrades. Even though the names are different, they are the exact same thing. If you’d like to learn more about the Chrome name change, click here.

Which Chrome license do I need?

If you’re a business with G Suite, you can either purchase a Chrome Enterprise Annual Plan or a Chrome Enterprise Perpetual Plan.

If you’re an education organization with G Suite for Education, you have to purchase the Chrome for Education Perpetual Plan.

If you’re an accredited non-profit organization with G Suite, you have to purchase the Chrome for Non-Profit Perpetual Plan.

What is the difference between an annual plan and a perpetual plan?

An annual license is billed annually.

A perpetual license covers the lifespan of the device which means you don’t have to renew the license.

What happens after I purchase a Chrome license?

You can expect your license(s)/upgrade(s) to be provisioned by Google and show up in your Admin Console under Device Management. If there are no issues with the provided information, this can happen in less than 24 hours. However, if there are any issues, this could be pushed to a maximum of two to five business days.

If you have any questions or would like to talk to a Chrome Enterprise specialist, please email or call 888-380-1061 option 2.


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