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jgy2001
Level 7

can I install Google Chrome in Koku

I have Roku Ultra. Can I install Google Chrome browser into my Roku? Will I be able to get my Google account Chrome bookmarks to execute in my Roku? Thank you
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trekkeriii
Level 10

Re: can I install Google Chrome in Koku

There is no decent browser available to install at all on Roku.
http://trekkeriii.com/Roku_PHP_list.php
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jgy2001
Level 7

Re: can I install Google Chrome in Koku

When I use my Android moblie phone running Chrome browser streaming video.

Can I CAST the Chrome video streaming to my TV with Roku Set Top Box?
Thank you
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trekkeriii
Level 10

Re: can I install Google Chrome in Koku

"jgy2001" wrote:
When I use my Android moblie phone running Chrome browser streaming video.

Can I CAST the Chrome video streaming to my TV with Roku Set Top Box?
Thank you

Roku doesn't do Chromecast, but if your Phone can do Miracast, you can mirror your phone.
http://trekkeriii.com/Roku_PHP_list.php
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atc98092
Level 13

Re: can I install Google Chrome in Koku

"jgy2001" wrote:
When I use my Android moblie phone running Chrome browser streaming video.

Can I CAST the Chrome video streaming to my TV with Roku Set Top Box?
Thank you

You can cast to a Roku from an Android phone. I have done so successfully. Off the top of my head I can't remember the app I had to install to make it work, but I believe it was something simple from Google. Actually, cast really isn't the correct term. It really is more of a screen mirror, in that whatever is on the phone screen is what appears on the Roku display.

EDIT: just checked the phone and the app is called Smart View.
Dan
Nvidia Shield, Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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jgy2001
Level 7

Re: can I install Google Chrome in Koku

Is this Smart View app from Google Play? 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ewad&hl=en

Can we install all the Google Play app in Roku?
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renojim
Level 8

Re: can I install Google Chrome in Koku

No.  Roku is not Android.
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jgy2001
Level 7

Re: can I install Google Chrome in Koku

So you are saying Roku CANNOT use and install any Android app?
So, I assume Roku has their own set of specific app, right?

This sounds like Microsoft and Samsung only allow their own set of app. Which is nothing compare to Android. 
Yuck, Avoid.
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jeffrok
Level 11

Re: can I install Google Chrome in Koku

Roku doesn't RUN Android.. it's got it's own operating system.. do you know you can't run Mac software on a PC, and vice versa? Do you know why? The Roku OS wasn't built on Android, so it's not going to run Android apps, just as an Android phone can't run iPhone apps.

It's a good media streamer if you don't need Kodi type stuff.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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mikebdoss
Level 7

Re: can I install Google Chrome in Koku

"jgy2001" wrote:
So you are saying Roku CANNOT use and install any Android app?
So, I assume Roku has their own set of specific app, right?

This sounds like Microsoft and Samsung only allow their own set of app. Which is nothing compare to Android. 
Yuck, Avoid.

Roku has an open SDK that allows anyone to make an app that works with the device. It's the best player out there in that regard. But it doesn't mean you can just install an Android app, because it's not an Android box. 
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