Playing Minecraft with your best mates is some of the most enjoyable memories you can ever make with them, and it can be such a bummer when you have a friend who plays Minecraft, but uses a different device than you, meaning you are not able to play Minecraft with them… right? Well no! Absolutely not. In this article, we will be showing you how you can play Minecraft cross-platform with your friends who do not use the same device to run the game as you do. Make sure to follow closely for the most desirable results. Right, let’s get into it.
Firstly, open up your web browser and navigate to this page. At the bottom right of the webpage, find and click on the “Play” button. This will take you to the login or sign-up page. Create an account and continue. Now, you will be redirected to the Servers page. Click on the option that lets you create a new server. Now, you can customize every little setting about your brand new server. Don’t worry though, you can change these at any time from the options tab. Once your server is created, click on and click on Start to enter a queue of servers waiting to go live. It should normally only take a few minutes to start up your server, but it may vary depending on your wifi connection. The best part about using Aternos is that you can actually import a world into the server. If you already have a decked-out world that you used to use with your mates, you can bring that into your server to use again. Additionally, you can ban players, whitelist them back, or OP your best buds. Under the Access tab, you can allow another Aternos user to have access to the core settings of the server, in case you need help running the server. Once you have the server up and running, check out this quick guide on how to allow Java players to enter your server. In case all of you and your friends use the Bedrock edition, you do not have anything to worry about! Simply send the invite link to the server you just created, and boom! You’re able to play with them cross-platform. To do this, make sure all of your friends who use bedrock have an Xbox account linked with their account.