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How to install TeamSpeak5 on Chromebook

If you game on your Chromebook and rely on TeamSpeak5 for communication, you may be wondering how to get it working on your Chrome OS device. Thankfully, it is very easy to get up and running with TeamSpeak5 on Chrome OS. Here’s how to get it working on your system.

Note: TeamSpeak requires a server to communicate with friends. For more information, check the official website.

The hero image for TeamSpeak 5.

How to enable Linux on your Chromebook

the linux area of chrome OS.

If your Chromebook supports it, activating Linux apps is a breeze. Start by navigating to the settings menu. To do this, find and click on the clock, then hit the gear icon to access the Chrome OS settings.

In the Chrome OS settings, scroll down to the “Advanced” section and click the arrow next to it to expand more options. Here, you’ll see the “Developers” category.

Click on “Developers” to unveil the Linux configuration options. Here, you should see the “Linux development environment.” Clicking on this option brings up the “Turn on” button, which you’ll need to click to initiate the Linux LXC container setup. This container is what enables the running of Linux applications on your Chrome OS device.

Once Linux is enabled, access the Chrome OS dash on your Chromebook. Search for “Terminal” and open it. In the Terminal, look for “Penguin” and select it to start the Linux command-line interface.

In the Terminal, execute the commands to update and upgrade the Linux container, ensuring you have the latest versions of the software.

sudo apt update

Executing the update command checks for software updates and refreshes your package lists.

Next, proceed with the upgrade command to install any new updates for your packages. Remember, upgrading might take some time to complete.

sudo apt upgrade -y

After everything is up to date, you’re ready to use Linux programs on your Chromebook, like TeamSpeak 5.

How to install TeamSpeak5 on Chrome OS – Flatpak

The TeamSpeak 5 interface.

By far the quickest and easiest way to get up and running with TeamSpeak5 on Chrome OS is via Flatpak. To start the installation process, you must open up a terminal window on your Chromebook. You can open up a terminal by searching for “Terminal” in the app menu and launching it that way.

Once the Chrome OS terminal app is open, find “Penguin,” and select it with the mouse. When you select “Penguin,” you’ll have access to the Chrome OS command-line interface, and you’ll be able to install programs such as the Flatpak runtime.

To get the Flatpak runtime working on your Chromebook, start by running the apt install command and set up the “flatpak” package. This package is a program that handles absolutely everything related to Flatpak.

sudo apt install flatpak

After setting up the flatpak package, the Flatpak runtime will be working on your Chromebook. However, you won’t be able to install any programs until you enable Flathub, the most popular Flatpak app store.

To enable the Flathub app store on your Chromebook, make use of the following flatpak remote-add command below.

flatpak --user remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://dl.flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Once the Flathub repository is set up on your Chromebook, you will be able to easily set up the latest version of TeamSpeak5 on Chrome OS, using the flatpak install command below.

flatpak install flathub com.teamspeak.TeamSpeak

After installing the TeamSpeak5 app as a Flatpak from Flathub, you’ll be able to launch it on your Chromebook from the “Linux Apps” folder.

How to install TeamSpeak5 on Chrome OS – Web download

An alternative view of the TeamSpeak 5 interface.

It is highly recommended that you install TeamSpeak5 on your Chromebook via the Flathub app store. However, if you cannot get it working, here’s another way to do it. To start, open up the Chrome OS terminal app. Once it is open, use the wget command and download the latest release of TeamSpeak5.

wget https://files.teamspeak-services.com/pre_releases/client/5.0.0-beta77/teamspeak-client.tar.gz

After downloading the software, use the tar command to extract the contents of the TarGZ TeamSpeak file on your Chromebook.

tar xvf teamspeak-client.tar.gz

Once everything is extracted, access the “teamspeak-client” folder. Then, use the following command below to start up the latest version of TeamSpeak 5 on your Chromebook.

cd teamspeak-client


After executing the command above, TeamSpeak 5 will launch directly from the terminal. Enjoy!

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