How do you install Google Chrome on Ubuntu?

2018/05/17 09:06
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sudo apt-get install chromium-browser



How do you install Google Chrome on Ubuntu?


google-chrome-stable is available on a 3rd Party Repository: Google Chrome (for Stable).

Follow the instruction for installation:

  1. Add Key:

    wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Set repository:

    echo 'deb [arch=amd64] stable main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
  3. Install package:

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

Video Demonstration

Go to

Screenshot: Chrome website

Click Download and a small window will pop up with some download options.

Screenshot: Chrome select package

We want the ".deb" for Ubuntu. Make sure this box is checked.

Note: Google no longer provides 32-bit versions for Linux - you are only able to get 64-bit versions for Linux as of at least February 2016

It will give you the option to "Open with..." or "Save File". The default option for "Open with..." is to open via "Software Install". Select this option.

Screenshot: Opening deb dialog

Give your PC a few moments and the ubuntu software center should open up with the .deb file you have downloaded ready to install. (I already have chrome installed) Click the install button and you will be prompted for your password to start the installation. This should take no more that 2mins to install.

Enjoy ;]

Note: Chrome will also be updated through the normal Ubuntu update process so you can expect to grab the latest version when Ubuntu updates.

Screenshot: Google Chrome in Software Center


Or if you want the actual Google Chrome, open a terminal and follow:

cd /tmp
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

The 32-bit version is no longer available.

If you encounter any errors simply use

sudo apt-get -f install

To run it from terminal use google-chrome or hit the super key and search Google or Chrome


Google Chrome is different from Chromium.

What's the difference between Google Chrome and/or Chromium? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each?

Chromium can be found in the Ubuntu Software Centre. To download Google Chrome however:

  1. Goto:

  2. Click Download Chrome

  3. Choose either 32 bit .deb(for 32bit Ubuntu) or 64 bit .deb (for 64bit Ubuntu)

  4. Click Accept and Install

  5. Download .deb file to a folder (Downloads is the default folder)

  6. Open up your Downloads folder.

  7. Double-click the .deb file you just downloaded.

  8. This should launch Ubuntu Software Centre.

  9. When it prompts you to whether you wish to install Chrome, just say yes.

  10. Input Password when asked to install.

When installing the debian package, if you have errors of the sort:

packages have unmet dependencies


package <package-name> is not installed

The following worked for me:

sudo apt-get -f install

The above will install the packages that were not installed but are needed for the debian package.

Now, you should be able to install the debian package via:

sudo dpkg -i <google-chrome>.deb

You can try saving the below script into a file and running it:

if [[ $(getconf LONG_BIT) = "64" ]]
    echo "64bit Detected" &&
    echo "Installing Google Chrome" &&
    wget &&
    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb &&
    rm -f google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    echo "32bit Detected" &&
    echo "Installing Google Chrome" &&
    wget &&
    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb &&
    rm -f google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

It will automatically detect your architecture and install the proper version of Google Chrome for your system.

Script source here


Hello people of the Ubuntu Universe, I wrote a c++ program for installing google chrome 64 bit, Pandya's answer is very similiar. I usually write programs to handle anything, that I think I might have to do again in the future! Consequently installing google-chrome is something I've done many times.

If you do not already have build-essential installed as dependency, or c++ (g++) development you must install it first:

:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential -y

Next copy the following program from this post into gedit and save it as googGt.cpp (change your tab width to 4):

// This googGt.cpp is created to install the google-chrome web browser
// on Ubuntu 14.04 lts 64 bit.
// author@GWade

#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <string>
#include <cstdlib>
#include <locale>

using namespace std;

void PrntGoogPpa(ofstream& googPpa);

void PrntGoogGtr(ofstream& googGtr);

void PrntGoogLst(ofstream& gogLst);

int main()

    cout << "Creating the script that adds google-chrome PPA\n" <<endl;

    // create the shell script
    ofstream googPpa;"");



    cout << "Changing the mode of access to executable on the script\n" << endl;
    // change mode of access to executable
    system("chmod +x");
    cout << "Excuting and installing the Google-Chrome Web Browser\n" << endl;

    // create an ofstream object and call the function
    cout << "Creating the script that installs google-chrome\n" << endl;
    ofstream googGtr;"");

    cout << "The script has been created\n" << endl;
    cout << "Changing the mode of access to executable on the script\n" << endl;
    system("chmod +x");
    cout << "Excuting and installing the Google-Chrome Web Browser\n" << endl;

    system("rm -rf /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list");

    ofstream googLst;"/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list");

void PrntGoogPpa(ofstream& googPpa)

    googPpa << "#! /bin/bash\n\nUPD=\"updatedb\"\n" << endl;

    googPpa << "wget -q -O - "
            << ""
            << " | sudo apt-key add -" << "\n" << endl;

    googPpa << "echo \"deb stable main\""
            << " >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list\n\n$UPD\n\nexit" << endl; 

void PrntGoogGtr(ofstream& googGtr)
    googGtr << "#! /bin/bash\n\nAPGTN=\"apt-get install\"" << endl;

    googGtr << "APUPD=\"apt-get update\"\nUPD=\"updatedb\"\n" << endl;

    googGtr << "$APUPD\n\n$APGTN google-chrome-stable -y\n" << endl;

    googGtr << "$UPD\n\nexit" << endl;

void PrntGoogLst(ofstream& googLst)

    googLst << "### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###" << endl;

    googLst << "# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications"
            << " may be lost." <<endl;

    googLst << "# deb stable main" <<endl;


Its nothing spectacular just some function abstraction. Its pretty easy to follow. Once you've copied and saved the program compile from command line:

:~$ g++ googGt.cpp

This create an a.out in the working directory. Next gain root privledges and execute the program.

Gaining root privledges:

:~$ sudo bash

Executing the newly created binary:

:~# ./a.out

The process is pretty straight forward first add the google PPA, then it updates the software sources, then it installs google-chrome, and last but not least it comments out the google-chrome.list url addresses so it doesn't update the 32 bit version as well as 64 bit on subsequent apt-get updates. You will now have the scripts 1) the script that adds the and 2) the script that installs google-chrome (



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