PCs and Macs cannot download apps directly from Apple’s App Store or Google Play. However, programs for PCs and Macs have been available for years that act as Android emulators. Then, once installed one, you can download apps directly from Google Play.
One of those programs is the BlueStacks App Player. It enables Android applications to run on PCs running Microsoft Windows and Apple’s macOS. Bluestacks focuses on gaming so the system requirements are higher than those available on the lowest cost PCs. However, codeREADr doesn’t use system resources as gaming applications do. Therefore, it worked well for us on the low-cost Windows Acer Aspire A515-54 laptop.
A PC’s webcam can scan barcodes. Also, the Windows Acer Aspire A515-54 laptop, the webcam scanned well. However, we got an inverted view from those.
But, you can connect an RFID/NFC reading accessory with Chromebooks. Also, we recommend that the PC have both a USB connector and a separate power connector.