Guide: How To Install Chrome Extensions on Android?

Can you install Chrome extensions on Android? This question appears both in our mailbox and online. It’s so common that I’m going to write an entire article on the topic. Since both Chrome and Android are both made by Google, you’d think you can get the most out of Chrome. You can to some extent, but you cannot add extensions to Chrome on Android. You never could do that. I don’t really know why this is not the case, but as far as I know, the Android version has never worked with extensions. With that out of the way, how can you get your favorite extensions on your mobile? Use a different browser. There are dozens of browsers that work with Android, so you have plenty of choice.

Use Chrome extensions on Android

Chrome uses the open source Chromium platform for its browsers, but so does much of the competition. The easiest way to get around Chrome’s limitation, while still maintaining familiarity and being able to use whatever extensions you want on the desktop, is to use a Chromium-based browser. There are a lot of them and some of them work with extensions. Here are some you might want to try.

Be brave

Brave browser is the one I use on desktop and Android. First, this browser does not support extensions, but does not necessarily need them. It has built-in privacy controls and very effective ad blockers. If you use extensions to stop ads or block videos from playing automatically, this browser will do so by default. If you’re using other extensions, Brave probably isn’t the browser you’re looking for, but when it’s all about privacy it’s definitely something to consider.

Kiwi Browser

Kiwi Browser is another one that I have on my own phone. It is a Chromium based browser that supports extensions. Kiwi also has ad blockers built in and works very fast. It’s a light download, installs quickly, and fires up also fast. It’s a good general purpose browser and blocks most ads by default. Once loaded, select the three dot menu icon, select Extensions and you will see a link to the Kiwi Web Store, which is opposite the Google Play Store. Select your extension there and you are good to go.

Bromite Browser

Bromite Browser is a GitHub project with built-in ad blocking. It is based on Chromium, but has been reduced to the bare minimum for acceleration up browsing and minimizing data collection. Since many of the extensions we use are intended to block ads and prevent Google from collecting our data, this is also a browser worth checking out. Bromite doesn’t quite meet the requirements of working with extensions, but like Brave, its core offering includes most of the extensions we use every day anyway.


Firefox is known and for good reason. It has always been a strong competitor to Chrome because it is just as fast, more secure and more interested in your privacy. It doesn’t have the backing of the internet giant, but that doesn’t stop it from performing exceptionally well. Firefox for Android supports its own add-ons, so it offers a similar experience on Android as it does on desktop. Most Chrome extensions have a Firefox equivalent, so if you have a favorite installation on your laptop or desktop, you can mimic it almost exactly mobile.

Dolphin Browser

Dolphin Browser is another top performer for Android that supports add-ons. I’ve been using it for years and while recent updates haven’t brought it up as far as I’d like, it’s still a solid Android browser that supports add-ons. It also has ad blocker and also works with Flash. The internet has moved away from Flash thankfully, but if you play older games that use it Dolphin will play them. Dolphin is fast, blocks most ads with just a few snaps by default, and works exactly as you’d expect from a browser. It’s well worth a look. It’s a real shame that Chrome doesn’t work with extensions in Chrome. I’m sure there’s a sensible reason for it, but I can’t figure out what it is for the life of me. However, it is what it is and we have to work with it. Fortunately, you have several good options for alternative browsers that either work with extensions or provide the core services without needing them. Do you have a suggestion for a Chrome alternative to Android? Tell us below if you do!

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