Looking for a way to install Chrome extensions on Android. Your search ends here. In this article, you will know certain methods to install extensions on the Android Browser.
No doubt in that, Microsoft is trying hard to make Edge browser better. But, almost everyone prefers using the Chrome Web browser. Though, Chrome browser uses too much RAM in comparison of other browsers. The best thing about Chrome is extensions and Google account sync feature. Chrome has a separate web store for extensions and themes. However, when it comes to Android, Chrome’s Android version doesn’t support extensions. Which makes mobile browsing experience not good as PC. And, there is not any method to install Chrome Extensions on Android’s Chrome browser. But, it doesn’t mean, you can’t install Chrome extensions on your Android smartphone. There are some chromium browsers that do support Chrome’s extensions. If you don’t prefer using other browsers than chrome. Then, you have to wait much longer for official release.
These chromium browsers don’t support all extensions. Because many extensions are designed to work only on the web version. Means, the source code of extensions are for Windows, not for the Android. Though, you can externally import extensions on these browsers. Here is the list of Android browser that does support Chrome extensions.
Kiwi browser is true chromium and WebKit based browser. Means, the UI of this browser is completely the same as Android’s Chrome. This browser comes with a powerful popup blocker. The browser is designed to browse the internet without annoyances of ads. Kiwi comes with the optimized rendering engine. That does loads webpage faster than Chrome. Nowadays, hackers are using Android smartphone to mine crypto-currency. When we open some inappropriate sites. In this case, the Kiwi browser will prevent hackers to mine the crypto-currency through your Android.
Kiwi browser is developed by arnaud42. It has built-in Google Chrome Dark Mode. Also comes with bottom address bar, edge history swipe gesture, reachability button. The best thing about Kiwi browser is, it does support Chrome’s extensions. The browser’s latest update also supports extensions that don’t rely on x86 binary code. According to the developer, extensions like the stylus, YouTube Dark theme, U-Block, U-Matrix and bypass paywall are working.
2. Open Kiwi Browser and then enter kiwi://extensions in the address bar.
3. First, enable developer mode in Kiwi Extension page.
After that, tap on the hamburger icon > Open Kiwi Web Store.
4. This option will redirect you to the Chrome Web Store.
Here you can search and open any extension that you want to install. For example, here I am installing Grammarly for Chrome.
5. Open extension page and then tap on “Add to Chrome” option. A popup might appear, tap on OK.
That’s it. The extension will get start downloading. And, it will get installed automatically.
Yandex Browser with Protect.
Yandex is the first chromium based Android browser that also supports chrome extensions. This browser is developed by Russian web search corporation Yandex. The browser itself check website security by using Yandex security system. Also, does check downloaded files with Kaspersky anti-virus. In case your internet speed is slow, the browser has a turbo mode for it. Yandex supports all ad blocker extensions. So that you can get rid of annoying ads.
With Yandex Reader mode you can hide unrelated interface elements of a webpage. And can view only relevant text and accompanying images on the screen. The browser also allows the user to customize the background from the wallpaper library. Overall, after Kiwi, this is the best browser to install and use of Chrome extensions.
Manage Extension – Yandex browser comes with some pre-installed extensions. That you can enable by going into Yandex Menu.
Tap on three dots > Settings > Extension Catalog.
(Here you can manage LastPass, Pocket and Evernote Extension. Also, other extensions installed by you.)
For me, this method is not working, but still, you can give it a try. If you’re already using Firefox Android Browser, then only try this method. Mozilla Firefox already comes with add-ons store like Chrome Web Store. From there you can install plugins like Chrome. So, you don’t need to look for the method to install Chrome extensions. Because you can find out the same extensions on Firefox Add-ons store.
2. Tap on three dots > Add-ons > browse all Firefox Add-ons.
3. Search for “Chrome Store Foxified” Add-on. Tap on “+ Add to Firefox” > Add.
4. After installing the Add-on, open Chrome Web Store. And, then enable desktop view from Firefox menu.
5. Now, you can install any Chrome extension in Firefox Android Browser.
So these are the Android browsers that currently support Google Chrome extensions. Personally, I suggest you use the Kiwi Browser. Because the interface of this browser is exactly the same as Chrome. And, it comes with night mode, ad blocking and extension feature.