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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.


$ 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.


$ 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
@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
@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
Please Chromium does not support HTML5 video DRM and so cannot be used for netflix etc. Just use Chromium is not necessarily a solution for people. – trampster Oct 14 '15 at 1:42

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
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

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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As of February 2015, Chromium is still stuck at 22. Iceweasel is probably your best option. – aalaap Feb 12 '15 at 14:04
If you have Raspberry Pi 2 and want latest version of Chromium you can update Raspbian from Wheezy (Debian 7.0) to Jessie (Debian 8.0) and then have all upto date packages, including Chromium and Iceweasel (Firefox). – valentt Feb 23 '15 at 15:58
How did you switch to Jessie (Debian 8)? – joël Jun 4 '15 at 14:56
Alright found the answer HERE – joël Jun 4 '15 at 14:59
'sudo apt-get install iceweasel ' – Mike Redrobe Jul 14 '15 at 10:05

Chromium is working fine and get reasonable performance on my Raspberry Pi. Better than Midori.

sudo apt-get install chromium
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-1 No longer useful for anything other than a RPi2. – SlySven Dec 28 '15 at 1:26

Because the question is already answered, I will tell you something else.

If you dont use the new Pi2, I really recommend you using a different browser, like midori. Simply because things will run smoother in midori/every other lightweight browser that with chrome/-ium.

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In fact if you don't use the new Pi2 you can no longer run a recent version of Chromium AT ALL - the older posts here refer to version 22 or so, and at the time of writing the current version is in the mid 40's - and does not IIRC have any GPU hardware acceleration. – SlySven Dec 28 '15 at 1:24

This works great.

sudo apt-get install chromium
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-1 No longer useful for anything other than an RPi2. – SlySven Dec 28 '15 at 1:27
This doesn't work on RPi2 - Jessie – JohnAllen Jan 7 at 2:44

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