Try Minecraft: Education Edition For Free

Anyone can download Minecraft: Education Edition absolutely no cost! There are two ways to try Minecraft Education Edition for free, either through the trial that is free or the demo lesson. You will need an account to get the free trial, or an Office 365 Education or Microsoft 365 account. You do not need an account or log-in in to use the demo lesson. This article provides information about how to use the free trial and demo lesson.

Technical requirements

Minecraft: Education Edition can be played on Chromebook, iPad, Mac, and PC. Before you start playing Minecraft: Education Edition, check the System Requirements article to ensure your device is compatible.

About the trial trial for free

The trial version for free is fully functional and contains all the features of the paid version. The trial is compatible to Code Connection and Classroom Mode. These features are described in the Get Started with Code Connection and Get Started with Classroom Mode articles.

The trial is limited to 25 logins per teachers with an Office 365 Education Account and 10 for all users. After that HANMA will need to purchase a paid license required in order to continue playing. Trial logins are not able to be refreshed - if you experience any issues, please contact our support team right away so you don't use all your trial logins! Minecraft: Education Edition can be purchased after trial logins have been used.

Start your trial trial for free

If you have an Office 365 Education account or a Microsoft 365 account, follow these steps to begin the free trial.

Select the Minecraft: Education Edition version you wish to download from the Get Minecraft download page. The Minecraft: Education Edition version you downloaded must be installed. Launch Minecraft Education Edition and log in using your Office 365 Education account information. This could be your school email or Microsoft 365 account. If you...


Have a valid account

You are signed into Minecraft: Education Edition and can begin playing. Learn how to play Minecraft: Education Edition with the help of this article.

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You are not signed in and therefore cannot access the free trial. Follow the steps for a free Minecraft: Education Edition demo lesson.

About the demo lessons

Demo lessons let you try Minecraft: Education Edition at no cost and without an account. The demo lessons are limited in capabilities, for instance, the worlds and progress can't be saved, and it's not possible to join or host a multiplayer game. You can experience a full Minecraft lesson by playing an example lesson. You can play each lesson as many times as you like.

Start a demo lesson

Follow these steps to attempt an interactive lesson

Select the Minecraft: Education Edition version you wish to download from the Get Minecraft download page. Install the version of Minecraft: Education Edition that you downloaded. Start Minecraft: Education Edition and, on the Welcome to Minecraft: Education Edition screen, click If you don't have an account, then try an online lesson. Click View Terms to view the license agreement. When you are ready to play, click Accept Terms and Play. Select Start Lesson. Note: Lessons that have the lock overlay can be access by logging into the game using an account that is licensed or that is eligible for trial.