How to Install Chromium Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Install Chromium Browser on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Chromium Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Chromium is an open-source Web browser project started by Google, to provide the source code for the proprietary Google Chrome browser. Unlike Chrome, Chromium doesn’t include proprietary web codecs and doesn’t send crash reports and usage tracking to Google.


  • Operating System with Ubuntu 18.04
  • Server IPv4 Address with Superuser Privileges (Root Access)
  • Gnome Terminal for Linux Desktop
  • PuTTy SSH client for Windows or macOS
  • Powershell for Windows 10/11
  • Familiar with APT Commands

Install Chromium Browser on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Chromium on Ubuntu.

The following are the commands you have to use to install the Chromium Web Browser on Ubuntu-based Distributions:

sudo apt install chromium-browser

You will be prompted to enter your password and confirm that you want to continue with the installation.

Step 3. Start Chromium Browser.

You can start the Chromium browser either from the command line by typing chromium-browser or by clicking on the Chromium icon (Activities → Chromium) or by opening up a terminal and typing in:


That’s all you need to do to install Chromium Web Browser on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.