There are many reasons to play Minecraft Bedrock edition instead of Java, but the primary reason usually is that people want to play with their friends on other platforms. Most players are eager to download the Bedrock Edition on their PCs or mobile devices, since it is available for all platforms and mobile devices.
How to install Minecraft Bedrock Edition on your PC
You have the option of purchasing Minecraft Bedrock Edition on the website like the Java version, but there is a much simpler way to get Minecraft Bedrock edition (also called Minecraft for Windows 10). First, open the Microsoft App Store for Windows. This can be done quickly by pressing the Windows Key on your keyboard and then clicking on the Microsoft App Store under the Explore section.
Once you open it up, use the search bar on the top right to search for Minecraft. Since there are several Minecraft games in the franchise, you will see several options listed here. You are looking for the one titled Minecraft for Windows 10.
Note: People who have old accounts from before Microsoft bought Mojang already own a Bedrock version of the game. If you already own one version, it will show Owned on the shop item.
In the image above, it shows you two different versions of Minecraft you can purchase. You can also purchase the Minecraft for Windows 10 Start Pack, which is generally the best version if you don’t own the game. Only one thing you need to know is that you do not have a Microsoft account for the version you purchased. There is no need for you to buy if you have one.
Assuming you haven’t purchased one already, select either Minecraft for Windows 10 or Minecraft for Windows 10 Starter Pack, and purchase it from the store.
Once you’ve done this, you will see a page which allows you to download and install the game. Click Get (or Install) to install the game. After installing it, log in to the client with your Microsoft Email.
Congratulations, you can now play cross-platform games with console friends by using the Bedrock version!