Install Brave Browser On Ubuntu 18.04

In this guide, we will show you how to install the Brave browser on Ubuntu 18.04

Here’s a quick description from Brave’s about page:

Brave is on a mission to fix the web by giving users a safer, faster and better browsing experience – while growing support for content creators through a new attention-based ecosystem of rewards.
Join us. It’s time to fix the web together.

Ready to get started?

The first thing to do is to add a new key to the list of trusted keys and resynch the package index files from sources

curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -

Next we will add Brave’s source so that Ubuntu will know where to download the software from

source /etc/os-release

echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ $UBUNTU_CODENAME main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-${UBUNTU_CODENAME}.list

Now it’s time to resynch the package index files from sources so we can install the Brave browser

sudo apt update

You should see brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com listed in the terminal. It should look similar to our screenshot above

Now we are ready to install the Brave browser using the following command

sudo apt install brave-browser

You should see brave-browser and brave-keyring listed under The following NEW packages will be installed

And that’s it! Quick and easy, right?

Here’s the Youtube video