itv.com streaming won't play because Chromium needs an update from version 72. Anybody know of? Or how to contact the developers? Annoying because it was working fine before.

  • Thanks for your help everyone. I didn't realize there was another version of Raspbian (Buster). I have updated and now working fine.Thanks Again.
    – Shewy
    Sep 4, 2019 at 13:58

2 Answers 2


You don't tell us what Raspbian version do you use, but with Raspbian buster I will get:

rpi ~$ apt show chromium-browser
Package: chromium-browser
Version: 74.0.3729.157-rpt5
Priority: optional
Section: web
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <[email protected]>
Installed-Size: 289 MB
Provides: chromium, chromium-browser-inspector, www-browser
--- snip ---

As you can see you will have Chromium version 74.0.3729.157-rpt5 that is updated from version 72.0. So I suggest to use an up to date operating system.


You have Chromium 72? That means you are not running running Raspbian Buster, and most likely running Stretch. Older operating systems are unsupported, so it is a good idea to download and install a Buster image.

But if for some reason upgrading to Buster is not an option, you can update your current operating system.

Run this in the terminal to update your system:

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade -y
sudo apt autoremove -y

First command makes the package manager become "aware" of possible updates.
Second command installs those updates and removes the old versions.
Third command removes any unused/unnecessary packages.

(Yes I made sure chromium 74 is available for Stretch)

  • You are not right. Raspbian Buster (Lite) 2019-07-10 comes with chromium-browser 74.0.3729.157-rpt4. I have just looked at it on a fresh flashed image. The commands you have given may upgrade the operating system but with the chromium-browser it will not update a major version because there isn't a version 72.0 that can be updated. V74 is just available.
    – Ingo
    Sep 3, 2019 at 15:31
  • @Ingo, excellent observation. According to the changelog, Raspbian Buster shipped with Chromium 74, even while in beta. I have fixed my answer.
    – Botspot
    Sep 3, 2019 at 17:22

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