How to Install Google Chrome on CentOS

r00t February 2, 2018

Install Google Chrome on CentOS

In this tutorial we’ll learn how to install Google Chrome on CentOS. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Google Chrome also has the option to install extensions and web application to increase the feature and functionality of the browser; you can also install themes for a visual change.

I recommend to use a minimal CentOS server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an CentOS 7 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Google Chrome on CentOS

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

yum -y clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Google Chrome.

First, enable Google YUM repository:

nano /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

Add the following configuration to the above file and save it:

name=Google - x86_64

So, let’s install Chrome using yum command as shown below:

yum install google-chrome-stable

Want to try Google Chrome beta, run:

yum install google-chrome-beta

Step 3. Launch Google Chrome .

Use the following command to start Google Chrome from the non-root account:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured Google Chrome on your CentOS 7 server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Google Chrome web browser on CentOS 7 system.

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