There is currently no way to legally play minecraft without downloading it or purchasing it from a store. Borrowing a friends copy or account may be the best solution if you do not have money to. Oct 29, · There is no way as far as I know. There used to be a nice site for it but Notch found and told the owner to close the site. The owner told Notch he would close it if Notch beat him in a game. If the owner won, he could keep the site open. Notch ag. You don't: Minecraft is a game based in Java and will not run without Java. Not to mention that Minecraft isn't free either. Sure, there are other ways of getting Minecraft for free, but I'm not.