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

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

Commands Used:
1) sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl gnupg
2) curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -
3) echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list
4) sudo apt update
5) sudo apt install brave-browser

Official Site:
https://brave.com/

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Comments

  1. I can't get this to work. I am able to add the repository but it can't find it during installation. I get:
    E: Unable to locate package brave-browser

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    1. Waiting to see an answer before I try. A lot of people are saying the same.

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