How to Get Firefox on a Chromebook

Most Chromebooks work with this just fine. Click the launcher icon at the bottom left of your Chromebook screen. Search for Play Store. Launch the Play Store app. In the search for apps &, games box at the top enter the term Firefox. Click the green install button. More items... •

If you’re a Chromebook user, you may want to switch from Chrome to Firefox as your browser. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to install Firefox on your Chromebook using Linux.

First, you need to enable the Linux environment on your Chromebook. To do this, select the clock and then select the gear for settings. Search for “Linux” and then select the first option for Linux. If nothing comes up or you do not have the Linux development environment, your Chromebook may not be compatible with Linux. Check the description for other methods to install Firefox.

Once the Linux environment is enabled, select “turn on” then “next” and “install”. It’ll take a minute or two to install the Linux environment. When it’s ready, the terminal will open up. To install Firefox, enter three commands: “sudo apt update”, “sudo apt upgrade”, and “sudo apt install firefox-esr”. The “esr” stands for extended support release, which supports all different Chromebooks.

After you hit enter, the installation process will start. When prompted, select “yes” to continue. When the installation process completes, you should see Firefox ESR in the launcher. When you open Firefox for the first time, it may be a little slow, but after that, it should run just like it would on a normal computer.

That’s all there is to it! If you have any questions, leave a comment below. Check the links in the description for more Chromebook tips and tutorials. If this tutorial helped you, please consider giving it a thumbs up.


Can I download Firefox on Chromebook?
There are two ways to get Firefox on your device. Install Firefox from Google Play Store: on newer versions of Chrome OS (x86 based Chromebook running Chrome OS 80 or later), you have the option to install the Firefox for Android app. This app is developed for mobile devices.
How do I enable Firefox on Chrome?
Visit the Chrome Web Store.Type Firefox Relay in the search bar.Select Firefox Relay from the results.Click Add to Chrome.Confirm the installation and wait for the extension to finish downloading.
Can you install other browsers on Chromebook?
Yes. While Chrome is the default browser on each Chromebook, you can install other web browsers to either boost performance or add a personal touch.
Is Chrome compatible with Firefox?
Firefox supports both the chrome and browser namespaces As a porting aid, the Firefox implementation of WebExtensions supports chrome , using callbacks, as well as browser , using promises. This means that many Chrome extensions will just work in Firefox without any changes.