How to install Google Chrome Dev on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Google Chrome Dev on your Chromebook. Google Chrome Dev is the development version of the popular Chrome browser, offering early access to new features and improvements. It's an excellent choice for developers and tech enthusiasts who want to stay ahead of the curve.


Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically for Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

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

  1. Enable Linux apps on your Chromebook if you haven't already done so. You can do this by going to your system settings, clicking on the "Advanced" section in the left panel, then selecting "Developers," and finally turning on Linux apps.
  2. Once Linux apps are enabled, download Google Chrome Dev from the official website:
  3. After downloading, you'll need to install the package using the Linux container. The exact steps for this process are demonstrated in the video tutorial below.

Updating Google Chrome Dev

To keep your Google Chrome Dev browser up to date in the future, you can follow the process outlined in this video tutorial:

Why Use Google Chrome Dev?

Google Chrome Dev offers several advantages for developers and tech enthusiasts:

  • Early access to new features and improvements
  • Opportunity to test websites and web applications against upcoming Chrome updates
  • Ability to provide feedback to Google on new features before they reach the stable channel
  • Insight into the future direction of Chrome's development

However, it's important to note that as a development version, Chrome Dev may be less stable than the regular Chrome browser. It's recommended to use it alongside a stable browser for critical tasks.

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
  • Verify that Linux apps are properly enabled and functioning
  • If the installation fails, try restarting your Chromebook and attempting the process again
  • Check that you have sufficient storage space available in your Linux container

If you continue to experience problems, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via a YouTube comment on the tutorial video. We're here to help!

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