How to install Google Chrome Beta on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Google Chrome Beta on your Chromebook. This alternative version of Chrome offers a sneak peek at upcoming features and improvements, making it an exciting option for tech enthusiasts and developers alike.

Compatibility Check

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with Intel or AMD processors that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with ARM64 architecture CPUs. If you're unsure about your Chromebook's specifications, you can check them in your device settings.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, we've included a video tutorial above. We recommend following along with both the video and the written instructions for the best results.

Installation Steps

Follow these steps to install Google Chrome Beta on your Chromebook:

  1. Enable Linux Apps on your Chromebook if you haven't already. You can do this by going to Settings > Advanced > Developers and turning on the Linux apps option.
  2. Visit the official Google Chrome Beta download page.
  3. Download the appropriate .deb file for your system.
  4. Once downloaded, locate the file in your Downloads folder.
  5. Double-click the .deb file to install it using the built-in package installer.
  6. Follow any on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

Updating Chrome Beta

To keep your Chrome Beta up-to-date in the future, you can use the standard update process for Linux applications on your Chromebook. For a detailed guide on updating, please refer to this video tutorial:

Why Use Chrome Beta?

Chrome Beta offers several advantages for users who want to stay ahead of the curve:

  • Early access to new features and improvements
  • Opportunity to provide feedback to Google developers
  • Testing website compatibility with upcoming Chrome versions
  • Experiencing cutting-edge web technologies before they reach the stable channel

However, keep in mind that beta software may occasionally have bugs or stability issues. It's recommended to use Chrome Beta alongside the stable version of Chrome rather than as a complete replacement.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, try these troubleshooting steps:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's operating system is up-to-date
  • Restart your Chromebook and try the installation again
  • Check that you have enough free space in your Linux container
  • If the .deb file doesn't install, try using the terminal command: sudo dpkg -i /path/to/chrome-beta.deb

Additional Resources

To enhance your Chromebook experience, consider exploring these resources:

We hope this guide helps you successfully install and enjoy Google Chrome Beta on your Chromebook. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out via the YouTube comments section on our tutorial video. Happy browsing!