How to Get RealPlayer to Work With Google Chrome

by Matthew Burley

Google Chrome is a web browser that can be used to view a variety of different Internet content. However, not all content is natively visible with the basic Chrome installation. To properly view certain web content, it is necessary to download an additional program or plug-in for the browser. RealPlayer is a media player that can be compatible with Google Chrome after it has been installed on the computer and the plug-in has been enabled in Google Chrome.

Step 1

Open Google Chrome and navigate to the RealPlayer download page (see Resources).

Step 2

Click the "RealPlayer Free Download" button in the top-right corner of the Chrome browser window.

Step 3

Select the "Save" button in the pop-up window at the bottom of the Chrome browser window.

Step 4

Double click the "RealPlayer.exe" icon at the bottom of the Chrome browser window after the download has completed.

Step 5

Follow the prompts from the installation wizard. You will need to close the Chrome browser during the installation for the plug-in to be added to the browser.

Step 6

Open Google Chrome.

Step 7

Click in the address bar at the top of the Chrome browser window, then type "about:plugins" (without quotes) and press the "Enter" key on your keyboard. No additional wording, such as "http://," is required.

Scroll to the "RealPlayer" plug-in, then click the "Enable" link listed underneath it. If this link says "Disable," then RealPlayer is already configured to work with Chrome.


  • To verify RealPlayer is working in your Chrome browser, navigate to the Facebook RealPlayer test page (see Resources). Click on the video. If the "Download this video" pop-up appears above the video, then RealPlayer is functioning properly.


About the Author

Matthew Burley has been a writer of online content since 2005. You can view many of his articles on Burley holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Arizona State and a Master of Science in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix.

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