How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

r00t February 4, 2018

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu. 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 Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 16.04 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

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

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Installing Google Chrome.

First you need to setup the key. To do this, in the Terminal paste this and enter:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Now setup the repository with the below command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'

Next update package list and install the stable version of Google Chrome:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

Want to try Google Chrome beta, run:

sudo apt-get 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 Ubuntu 16.04 server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system.

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