Raspberry Pi

How to Get Google Chromium for the Raspberry Pi

Chromium is a lightweight open-source web browser that holds the major chunks of the browser together including, chrome browser, opera Microsoft edge are using the source code of Chromium. It is free and similar to the chrome browser but is a more flexible and highly optimized browser for lightweight systems like Raspberry Pi.

In this tutorial, we will explore the installation procedure of Google Chromium on Raspberry Pi.

Steps to Install Google Chromium for the Raspberry Pi

Google Chromium is a default web browser for the Raspberry Pi operating system. However, there might come a stage where you will need the command to reinstall Google Chromium on your system. If that case occurs, you can follow the below-given steps to quickly install Google Chromium on Raspberry Pi:

Step 1: First run the update command to ensure Raspberry Pi packages are updated.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Then run the following command on the terminal to install Chromium Browser on Raspberry Pi:

sudo apt install chromium-browser -y

Once the process of installation is finished, you can launch it through the terminal or GUI. To run the Chromium Browser via the terminal, type the below-given command:


You can also launch the Browser from the Raspberry desktop, and click on the globe icon present on the taskbar. The Chromium Browser will be open on your desktop:

Make Chromium Browser as Default Web Browser in Raspberry Pi

If you have multiple browsers installed on Raspberry Pi, you can make Chromium Browser as your default web browser from the following steps:

Step 1: Go to Chromium Browser’s Settings.

Step 2: Go to the highlighted option in the image below:

Step 3: Select the Default browser option to make Google Chromium a default browser on Raspberry Pi.

Remove the Chromium Browser from Raspberry Pi

In case, if you don’t like using Chromium Browser on Raspberry Pi, you can remove it with the following command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove chromium-browser

Bottom Line

Google Chromium is a lightweight web browser that is preinstalled on Raspberry Pi. However, if someone accidentally deletes it from the system, they can reinstall it from Raspberry Pi’s official repository. They can also make this browser the default browser using the above-mentioned guidelines in case there are multiple browsers installed on the system.

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