RealPlayer plug-in

RealPlayer is a media player from RealNetworks. The program includes a browser plug-in that is required to play media content such as audio or video on some sites in Chrome.

Install Realplayer

Windows instructions

  1. Download the RealPlayer installer.
  2. When the download is complete, click the installer in the downloads bar at the bottom of Chrome.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install RealPlayer.

    Windows User Account Control might appear and ask you for permission to install. If you don’t have administrator privileges on the computer, please contact your system administrator to finish installation.

  4. The RealPlayer installer might prompt you to close Chrome. Click OK to finish the installation.

Mac instructions

  1. Download the RealPlayer installer.
  2. When the download is complete, click the installer in the downloads bar at the bottom of Chrome.
  3. When the RealPlayer installer window appears, drag RealPlayer into the Applications folder. You don’t need to install RealPlayer Converter.
  4. Go to your Applications folder.
  5. Open RealPlayer and follow the steps on the screen to finish setting up RealPlayer.
  6. Close RealPlayer and restart Chrome.

Enable or disable RealPlayer plug-in

The RealPlayer plug-in is enabled by default after you’ve restarted Chrome. You can enable or disable the plug-in at chrome:plugins.

  1. Type chrome:plugins in the address bar.
  2. Find RealPlayer:
    • Click Disable to stop the plug-in from running.
    • Click Enable to re-enable the plug-in.