Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.04 using PPA

Google Chrome is a free web browser developed by Google. One of the popular and widely used web browser by most of the internet users, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS.

In Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Debian OS you can directly download and install the debian version.

Alternatively you can add the Google Chrome PPA to repository.

To add PPA in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04

First download and install the key from Google Linux Repository. Or run the following command in the terminal, type the password for the user when prompted.

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

After installing the key, run the below command to add it to the repository.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'

Thats it. Now update your repository and install the browser.

To Update

sudo apt-get update

To Install the Stable version

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

The above command will install the current stable version.

To Install the Beta Version

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta

The above command will install the current beta version. You can also install the unstable version by using the following command.

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable

Check the screen shot below.

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

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  • MuN

    Thanks, it have been really helpful! I managed to installed successfully with the default icon of Google Chrome

    • Hi Mun,

      Welcome to HowOpenSource!! :)

      • Tberg

        LAME !!! -HOS should be more like HOSED! You add titles to reflect 2014 -but all the comments are 2 years old??

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  • raj

    its tell that “Unable to locate package google-chrome-stable ”
    can u know what error this ???

    • Hi Raj,

      After updating the repository can you able to find the link “ stable main” in other software tab from your software sources?

      • Mark

        :~$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
        Reading package lists… Done
        Building dependency tree
        Reading state information… Done
        E: Couldn’t find package google-chrome-stable

        Im getting this error too and it is visible under third party sources from software sources.

  • Corey

    So I’ve gone to many sources to get this bad boy installed, but still no go. Your way presented the most results, but still did not give me Google Chrome in the end. I followed your steps exactly and in the end I got this,

    “You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    google-chrome-stable : Depends: libnss3-1d (>= 3.12.3) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libxss1 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libcurl3 but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).
    americanvirus@AmericanVirus:~$ apt-get install -f
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?”

    Note: I am running 11.10 on VirtualBox. I was previously running 10.10 and had no issues getting Google Chrome, or any other browser for that matter. This is always my plight when I do anything for the first time it seems.

    • Hi Corey,

      Restart your system once and try this command “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -f” then install the google chrome. If any error paste it here…

      • Jennifer

        This worked for me. Thanks!

  • Ran

    Thanks it was very helpful and easy to follow.

    again thanks…

  • Michalzeszen

    Works fine, thanks!

  • dajana

    Manivannan- i need your help i dont naw how the instal?? help me pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  • dajana

    people please help meeeeeeeee!!!:(((

    • Hi Dajana,

      Did you follow the tutorial above, what error you got while iinstalling?

  • Anil Nautiyal

    Realy helpfull and a very good artcle.

  • Charu

    Thanks a lot..It really helped me

  • Rami

    what is this line

    wget -q -O – | sudo apt-key add –

    • Hi Rami,

      Adding Google’s public key to the list of trusted key’s.

      • nimd4

        Nice, ‘gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.’

  • Really helpful – Been meaning to try Google chrome. Now I’m a fan!

  • Ramprasad

    Thank you

  • Dnumi

    Hello Mannivannan,

    it is strongly adviced to set the correct mode of the new file, otherwise some programs like Ubuntu Software Center won’t work anymore. Also it is better to use “google-chrome.list”, because that file will be created / updated by the chromium package.

    So instead of

    sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb stable main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list’


    sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb stable main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list && chmod 644 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list’

    Best regards, Dnumi

  • noob

    how do you uninstall?

    • Derek Adair

      sudo apt-get autoremove

  • Stuart Rackham

    Thank you very much, installed Chrome Beta on Ubuntu 12.04 no problems.

  • Benjamin

    Thanks for your help and support I could install it in 12.04 easily I am using Chrome beta 19.0.1084 I hope I will not needed adobe flash anymore.. Thanks again

  • arcorsai

    Why not just install Chromium from the Ubuntu Software Center !

    • Wall Taylor

      Have you had any success with the Google Talk/Voice plugin on Chromium? Right now, all Google made programs are not installing correctly on my machine, even after following multiple tutorials. (Chrome, Earth, Talk, Music Manager, etc.)

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  • andi

    cool baby

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  • The Google Chrome package now checks to see if it’s repository is included by checking for the file ‘google-chrome.list’. If the file does not exist, the package will create it. What this means of course is that if we follow the instructions on this page, we will get the repository, but after Chrome is installed, when we do updates, apt will complain about duplicate repository entries. You should update these instructions to save repository settings google-chrome.list rather than google.list to resolve this issue. Another thing, it would be nice if you remove the leading ‘$ ‘ from the code snippets. It will make it easier for users to copy and paste. Just a suggestion. Other than those suggestions, great article.

    • Felix

      Thanks! This was exactly the problem I also had and the solution I was looking for!

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  • yeah, no. interweb search engine provided snippet for CHROMIUM ppa.

    Where be that?

    I don’t want the chrome fork installed

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  • tom

    I am having this problem but even after I’ve installed chrome, the flashplayer works on most sites, but the one i want it to work on,, all it does is always stay loading, never really buffers or anything. is there any other browser that hasa aflash player i can use to try this with>

  • ryan


  • Giorggio Lopes

    Thank you my friends. I am from Brazil.

  • Randay

    I know this is late, but after installing 12.04 updates a couple of months ago, Chrome stopped launching. I tried re-installing it, which worked. However, when I launch it, I get a message that my hardware doesn’t support the current version(I have a nice old desktop). Where can I get an earlier version that works? Also because of my hardware, I can’t install 14.04. Thanks.

  • Vicente

    Thank you, it was me help

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    • sicluceatlux

      do you really think this will help you

  • anubarak.isil

    Excellent, works 100%

  • Matt

    deb stable main
    deb [arch=amd64] stable main
    otherwise apt-get could try to get the 32 bit version, which will fail, because it’s discontinued…