Can I Install Google Chrome on Raspberry Pi?

Hello Raspberry Pi Geeksters.

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Can Google Chrome be installed on Raspberry Pi?

The answer is no.

Google Chrome cannot be installed on Raspberry Pi, because Google does not have support for Linux/ARM.

But Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome can be installed on a Raspberry Pi box, for both Arch Linux and Debian:

Install Chromium on Raspberry Pi running Debian Wheezy (Raspbian):

$ sudo apt-get install chromium

Install Chromium on Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux:

$ sudo pacman -S chromium

Bonus, install Firefox on Debian Wheezy (Raspbian):

On Debian, Firefox is rebranded as Iceweasel. So, to install Iceweasel, which is Firefox with a different logo on Raspbian, do this:

$ sudo apt-get install iceweasel

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5 comments on “Can I Install Google Chrome on Raspberry Pi?
  1. Molson says:

    Am I the only one who has found Chromium to be basically unusable on RPi?

    • Eduardo says:

      Yes.

      I did not test yet, but I want to use Chromium with “Chrome Remote Desktop” to control it everywhere.

      Could be useful?

      Cheers,
      Eduardo.

      • Dave Leyland says:

        Regarding the comment made by Eduardo. Does anyone know how I can get Chrome to run on either a raspberry pi or the CuBox-i ?
        I am wanting to do the same as Eduardo, that is to use chrome remotely. I have older family members and friends that I would like to put these small and simple internet boxes in their homes so they can go online for email, shopping etc…
        Thanks for any help provided. Please email me at pdleyland@gmail.com

    • p1r says:

      it certainly isn’t optimized for the pi. to get it working properly you would need to strip it way back. even rendering a basic page maxes out the pi’s memory

      think ill be sticking to midori for now

  2. UKDemon says:

    Chrome have a beta for linux but havent maganed to give it a try but it is available to download

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