How To Play Minecraft with Your Friends on PC (Java Edition)

How To Play Minecraft with Your Friends on PC (Java Edition)



How can you play Minecraft your friends on PC? Well, in this video, we show you all of the different ways to play Minecraft with your friends. From public servers that make it super quick and easy to starting your own server to playing with your friends in a single player Minecraft world using LAN, it is all covered in this video. So, here is how to play Minecraft Java Edition with your friends!

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About this video: This video is our complete guide on play Minecraft with your friends. No matter what, you will know exactly how to play Minecraft Java Edition on PC with your friends. We teach you how to play with your friends on a public Minecraft server. How to easily get a Minecraft server from Apex to play with your friends, how to make a free server on your own PC, and then, finally, how to create a LAN world in order to play Minecraft with people who are on the same internet connection as you. We truly do cover in all in this video, so let’s go ahead and jump right on into it!

The first way to play Minecraft with your friends is on a public server. There are tons of different public servers out there. We personally recommend Play.BreakdownCraft.com as that is our server, and we think you will love it. However, we do have a list of the top 5 best Minecraft servers of 2020 in the description above. There you will find 5 amazing servers with options for everything from Factions to survival to SkyBlock to mini-games. There is sure to be a Minecraft server that you and your friends will love.

If you want a bit more control over your Minecraft experience though, you will want to play on a server you started your self. There are two ways to make a Minecraft server – the easy way and the hard way. The easy way is by purchasing a server from a Minecraft server hosting company. We recommend Apex Minecraft Hosting, but you can use any hosting company. Just make sure they use good hardware and have great support – both of which Apex does.

The other way to start a Minecraft server for you and your friends is on your own computer. While this method is free, it does take a lot of time and requires a pretty good PC and internet connection. We have an in-depth tutorial on starting a Minecraft server for free in the description above. It walks you through everything.

The third and final way to play Minecraft with your friends is actually using your single player world and creating a LAN world. Now, in order for this work, you and whoever you want to play Minecraft with need to be on the same internet connection in the same house. If you aren’t, it will not work. However, if you are, just open up a single player Minecraft world, hit escape, select ‘Open to LAN’, change any settings you want to change, and then, click ‘Start LAN World’. Now, your friend can go to the ‘multiplayer’ tab on their Minecraft, and they will see your world. If they double click that, your friend will join your single player Minecraft world. You now know how to play single player Minecraft with your friends using a LAN world.

And there you have it! There are the three ways to play Minecraft PC with your friends. If you have any questions about playing Minecraft Java Edition with your friends, please let us know in the comment section below. However, if we did help you play Minecraft with friends, be sure to give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to the channel if you haven’t already. It really helps us out, and it means a ton to me. Thank you very much in advance!

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21 thoughts on “How To Play Minecraft with Your Friends on PC (Java Edition)

  1. ★ Minecraft Server IP: Play.BreakdownCraft.com
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  2. Im doing lan with my friends at my house and its not working when they try to connect it says like contention timed out

  3. i have a problem i cant even press the multiplayer button its says i have to enable on microsoft settings but it does not say where to go i mean it does but when i click on the website theres nothing about enabling multiplayer

  4. Thanks, good info for new players. But why do people insist on talking really fast during what is supposed to be an instructional video? Slow down (.75 speed on this video is a more reasonable pace IMHO, and yeah, obviously I can just do that) and give people a chance to absorb the info, especially if you're going to throw any "jargon" in there that the viewer might not know.

  5. can anyone help me
    i am on the same wifi as my friend, save version of minecraft, both on java edition but when we open to lan we can never see eachother on the multiplayer page, weve both tried opening to lan and it doesnt work

  6. I just want to play with my friend in our own world. No big servers, just us two, trying to beat the game. How the HELL do I do that????

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