Install Chrome extensions on Android

Installing extensions in Chrome for PC is very simple. Thanks to them you can add functions that the standard web browser does not have, but that can be very practical. For example, there are some to download embedded videos on the web, download all the photos on a page, security, to block ads, for audits, and much more. But nevertheless, installing chrome extensions on android is another story.

In this tutorial you will learn everything you need to know, whether it is possible to install all the extensions in the mobile edition of Google’s browser, how to do it, and more.

Why does Google Chrome not allow installing extensions on Android?

Chrome

Google you have not enabled the function to be able to integrate extensions into the Chrome web browser for Android. It is something that has made many users angry, and it may be because some install extensions like AdBlock to block ads, and Google profits from them. However, there are several ways to install extensions on Android such as the following, thus circumventing the blocking of the browser company.

Install Chrome extensions on Android using Yandex

Yandex

This Russian web browser is based on Chrome, but has some interesting features compared to the Google original. In it you can install Chrome extensions on Android in a very easy way. just follow these steps that I mark in the tutorial:

  1. Go to Google Play.
  2. Search for Yandex (or click the link below to be taken directly).
  3. Install the app on your system.
  4. Then run Yandex.
  5. You must go to the drop-down menu of the app.
  6. Setting.
  7. Extensions.
  8. Then in Catalog of extensions.
  9. You will see a few recommended ones, although you can go to the Website Gooble Chrome and search for the one you want.
  10. Click on the chosen one and «Add to Chrome». Wait for it to download.
  11. After Yandex will show you information about said extension, Accept and wait for it to be installed in a matter of seconds.
  12. Now, exit the web browser and log back in. And you will already have the extension installed for its use and configuration.

Yandex (Free, Google Play) →

Kiwi Method

kiwi install chrome extensions on android

Kiwi is a very interesting web browser for Android, in addition to being compatible with Google Chrome extensions. Therefore, it is a good alternative to install Chrome extensions on Android in an easy way. Of course, you should know that it has some limitations, such as extensions that depend on x86 binary code, since they will only work on PC. The rest will work perfectly, without major problem.

In order to install the extensions in Kiwi, the steps to follow are:

  1. Go to Google Play.
  2. Search for Kiwi (or click the link below to be taken directly).
  3. Install this app on your Android.
  4. Now, launch the Kiwi app.
  5. Click on the three points that appear in the upper right area to open the settings menu.
  6. Click on Google or on the three lines in the upper left area.
  7. Select there Open Kiwi Web Store.
  8. That takes you to the Web Store where the extensions for Chrome are.
  9. Find the extension you want to use.
  10. Click on it and select “Add to Chrome”. Wait for it to download.
  11. After Kiwi will show you information about the extension, click OK. Wait a few seconds and it will be installed.
  12. Now, exit the web browser and log back in. Go to the three dots again and scroll, you will see that it is installed and appears in that menu to configure it, activate it, deactivate it, etc.
  13. If you want to access the entire list of extensions for management, go to the search bar of the web browser and enter “chrome://extensions” without quotes and press ENTER. There you can do whatever you want with them.

Kiwi Browser – Fast & Quiet (Free, Google Play) →

Other browsers that have alternative plugins or plug-ins

MozillaFirefox

There are other ways to have a web browser compatible with extensions or plug-ins on Android. Another case is that of the Dolphin web browser, but perhaps the most interesting of the alternatives is MozillaFirefox, Chrome’s great rival and one of those that offer addons or accessories with an experience quite similar to the PC version. Some of the ones that are available for Chrome are also available for Firefox as the developers have released it for both, others will be exclusive so you should look for alternatives that do the same thing.

The how to install an addon in firefox for android is:

  1. Go to Google Play.
  2. Find Firefox and install this app if you didn’t already have it.
  3. Launch Firefox.
  4. Within the browser you must go to the menu (the 3 dots).
  5. Then open the mozilla addon store in the browser.
  6. Now find the plugin or addon you want to install.
  7. Click on it.
  8. Then click on Add.
  9. Wait for it to install.
  10. Exit the browser and re-enter it, and test that the plugin works properly.

Firefox: private web browser (Free, Google Play) →