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When I go to download Google Chrome from http://www.google.com/chrome in Midori on the Raspberry Pi , I am presented with a modal dialogue box,

Please select your download package:

  • 32 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)
  • 64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)
  • 32 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE)
  • 64 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE)

Not Debian/Ubuntu or Fedora/openSUSE? There may be a community-supported version for your distribution here.

Is it possible to install Google Chrome on the Raspberry Pi? How would I go about it?

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Chromium binaries are now available. –  Jivings Jul 19 '12 at 20:37

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You can't install Google Chrome, but you can install Chromium. As other people have posted, Chromium is the code base out of which Google Chrome is compiled. Chromium is an open-source version of this browser. Simply type the following.

Debian

$ sudo apt-get install chromium

If you receive any errors running this command, try running

$ sudo apt-get update

and then rerun the first command again.

Arch

$ sudo pacman -S chromium
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This "just worked". Tested on Debian. Shortcut appears in the "Internet" folder in the programs menu. –  Andrew Fogg Jun 19 '12 at 22:00
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@McKAMEY sounds like the Raspbian people need to have a look at that so it can be integrated in the main repos. –  Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Aug 1 '12 at 22:24
    
what is the difference between sudo apt-get install chromium-browser and sudo apt-get install chromium? –  Scoop Oct 5 '12 at 8:19
    
doesn't work on arch. –  Jonathan. Jan 21 '13 at 20:59
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@Scoop "chromium-browser" is the old name for the package. Since Wheezy, it is a dummy package to install chromium. See packages.debian.org/search?keywords=chromium –  Lekensteyn May 8 '13 at 8:42

As far as I know Google does not (yet) distribute Chrome binaries for Linux/ARM. (The only ARM binaries are for Android and these will not be compatible.)

You might be able to cross-compile Chromium for Linux/armel (I have not tried but I am willing to bet that the RasPi itself is not powerful enough to compile it.)

Also keep in mind that if you were able to install it, you may be disappointed with its performance as it is designed for somewhat more powerful machines.

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I'm going to try X-compiling this evening. I shall let you know. –  Jivings Jun 17 '12 at 12:17
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The Chromium available through apt-get is quite usable. Note it does not support Youtube video. –  Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Aug 1 '12 at 22:25
    
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen is there any way to get video support for just mp4 or webm in chrome? –  Scoop Jan 6 '13 at 0:35
    
I do not know. Note that the Chromium build is not the full Chrome browser as distributed by Google. Given the amount of attention to the Pi I would say that you just need to wait a while longer. –  Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Jan 6 '13 at 9:27

Note that apt-get gives you a very old version of Chromium (v6). Hexxeh has a much newer build (v22):

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v22 Now installs from api-get and works well –  Adam Mar 29 '13 at 0:21

Chromium is working fine and got reasonnable performance on my RPI. Better then midori.

sudo apt-get install chromium
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Maybe

Google Chrome is the branded version of the open source Chromium; they are essentially the same. Although no one seems to distribute pre-built binaries. Instructions are here; sorry I can't be more specific - my RPi hasn't arrived yet!

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This is not an answer. Perhaps it would be better as a comment? –  Jivings Jun 16 '12 at 19:51
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I think that link may not be the one you intended –  finnw Jun 16 '12 at 19:58
    
Apologies for the completely wrong link. You are quite right, it wasn't. I wanted to link to the ARM build instructions. –  Alex Chamberlain Jun 17 '12 at 9:22

After finding out that Chromium is stuck at version 22 (current version is 31) I decided to switch to Firefox ie Iceweasel browser on Raspbian because it is kept updated.

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