Download notes: * Alternatively you can download the latest non-beta version of this software.

How to get the new version?

  1. If you don't have Google Chrome, install it from google.com/chrome
  2. Subscribe to the developer preview channel. This is required even if you've previously subscribed to the channel.
  3. Wait until the new version is downloaded (you may force the updatie by opening the "About Google Chrome" dialog).

"The Dev channel is where ideas get tested (and sometimes fail). The Dev channel can be very unstable at times, and new features usually require some manual configuration to be enabled. Still, simply using Dev channel releases is an easy (practically zero-effort) way for anyone to help improve Google Chrome."

If you don't like the new version, you can always downgrade to the most recent stable version by reinstalling Chrome.

What's New:

The Chrome team is excited to announce the promotion of Chrome 44 to the beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 44.0.2403.18 contains many improvements including:

  • A new cadence based rendering algorithm that improves video rendering in Chrome. Users should see much smoother video playback in Chrome for all video content. However, this is especially beneficial for the cases where the system was on the border of playing back certain videos. For example, users who previously had minor stuttering with high resolution or high frame rate content (4k, 1080p60) should now have a smooth playback experience.
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance.

A full list of changes in this build is available in the log. Find out more at the Chrome and Chromium blogs. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Info Download notes:
Alternatively you can download the latest Mac or Windows version of this software.