How to install the Brave Browser on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install the Brave Browser on a Chromebook.  Please follow the video below for a visual/audio guide and please find all the commands below which we used in the video.

The first command is installing a couple of applications that we need to install Brave.  The second and third command downloads and adds Brave repositories to our system.  The fourth commands update our systems repositories (just of the Linux Apps applications).  The fifth command will install Brave on your device.

Of course, as seen in the video, we firstly enable Linux Apps on our Chromebook.

If you want to update your application in the future, open a terminal session (like you did to install Brave), and copy/paste this command into it, sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade

Commands Used:
1) sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl gnupg
2) curl -s | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -
3) echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list
4) sudo apt update
5) sudo apt install brave-browser

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Update:  In Chrome OS 83 Linux Apps has an option now, not seen in this video as it was recorded before Chrome OS 83, to choose a username for your Linux Apps,  it is completely optional and you can just press on the install option to continue, as seen in the video.  Please send us a comment on YouTube if you need assistance!

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