Roblox won’t work on Google Chrome? Here’s how to fix it

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Windows & Software Expert
Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as... read more
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  • Roblox is a popular game platform where you can create your own game using the Roblox Studio.
  • It has a huge fanbase with millions of monthly active players.
  • Sometimes the platform may not work as expected which can lead to errors and crashes.
  • A common issue that we address today is when the web app of Roblox won't work in Google Chrome.
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Hundreds of worldwide players report that Roblox won’t work in Google Chrome. Despite its huge popularity, the complex game platform faces serious issues that prevent it from starting up.

In order to use Roblox in Google Chrome, it is important to make sure that everything is up to date and there’s no app or process in your system that interferes.

There are many underlying issues that can cause this, so if you wonder what can you do if Roblox says Google Chrome OS can’t open this page or other similar messages, we got you covered.

It is possible that your browser files are corrupt and that’s why the Roblox app won’t open in Google Chrome. Consider looking at the permission settings as well.

Some also report experiencing an endless install loop or even crashes when attempting to open or connect to an online game.

This type o issues signal that your temporary files may be corrupt,  or your firewall prevents Roblox from starting.

Why is Roblox not working in Google Chrome?

Many users report having problems with the Roblox web app when trying to access it from Google Chrome. Most common issues that cause this include:

  • Your browser is outdated: Roblox may not be able to load correctly on an old browser version
  • Multiple tabs are open: Chrome is notorious for having issues when you have too many tabs open at the same time
  • Corrupt browser files: make sure to check and reinstall your browser if necessary
  • Your antivirus or firewall is blocking Roblox
  • Faulty browser settings block the game
  • Roblox servers are down: in which case you will have to wait until their team remediates it

Continue reading for step-by-step instructions on how to check your applications and make Roblox work again in Chrome OS and in the Google Chrome browser running on Windows.

These tips also apply if you get other similar message prompts like Roblox is not found by your browser.

How do I fix Roblox not loading on Google Chrome?

  1. Close the App and Re-Open It
  2. Try Roblox on an alternative browser
  3. Restart Your Device
  4. Make Sure That the Date and Time Is Correct
  5. Reset internet options for Windows
  6. Clear your Temporary Internet Files
  7. Check your Firewall
  8. Re-install the app
  9. Reinstall Roblox

1. Close the App and Re-Open It

When the Roblox website is not loading in Chrome, a simple restart of the application may fix the problem. It will force the browser to reconfigure and stop any unnecessary resource-consuming process.

  1. Click the menu button, which looks like three lines in your Google Chrome browser on the top right.
  2. Select More Tools in the pop-up menu.
  3. Open Task Manager.
  4. Find the process or program that you wish to force quit and click End Process on the bottom-right of the screen.

2. Try Roblox on an alternative browser

A quick solution would be to run the game on a different browser. Google Chrome is known to use a large number of system resources, so you may consider a lighter option like Opera.

In terms of functionality and user experience, Opera is similar to Chrome, so you will adjust right away. The browser supports bookmark imports and most of the Chrome extensions are available for Opera as well.

This browser has a built-in adblocker that can boost speed rates. Not only that, but it also has a built-in VPN that will help you protect your privacy which is essential when playing online games.

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3. Restart Your Device

  1. In the taskbar, click your account photo and select Sign out, and then Turn off.
  2. Once your device has been powered down for 30 seconds, press the power button to turn it back on.
  3. Reopen the Roblox app

4. Make Sure That the Date and Time Is Correct

  1. Type settings in the taskbar to open the Settings panel.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page
  3. Select Time and Language and update the data.

5. Reset internet options for Windows

If you find that Roblox won’t work on Google Chrome, reset your computer’s internet options as this fixes many problems even for players using Internet Explorer or Firefox. To do this:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click the three dots to open Settings
  3. Select Settings
  4. Click the Advanced tab to open more settings
  5. Scroll down to Reset and clean up
  6. Click Restore settings to their original defaults
  7. Click the Reset Settings button

Once you reset, close Google Chrome to allow the changes to take effect, then go back to using your web browser of choice.

6. Clear your Temporary Internet Files

An important step in any uninstall or reinstall process is to clear your browser’s temporary internet files, so as to help with any corruption issues that might have arisen.

The best way to do this is via the Disk Cleanup utility. Right click on your system partition > Properties > Disk CleanUp >Tick the box next to Temporary Internet Files > OK.

7. Check your Firewall

Internet security and antivirus software may try to control which programs can access the internet. Often, these programs falter in terms of caution and by default, no program is allowed access. To allow Roblox through any blockages, do this:

✔️ Firewall/Security programs

  1. Type allow an app in the taskbar and open Allow an app through the firewall.
  2. Find Roblox and allow unrestricted access to the internet.
  3. Open Chrome again and try to run Roblox.
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For help with specific software, consult your program’s help manual or manufacturer’s website.

✔️ Antivirus

Your antivirus or antimalware could be running in the background and act as an overly cautious firewall, thus preventing important communication between Roblox/Roblox Studio and related servers. To fix this, update your antivirus or add Roblox to your whitelist.

In some cases, Roblox is flagged as a concern by your antivirus, but note that it is virus-free and has no malware. This happens because sometimes antivirus flags programs incorrectly, something called a false positive. To resolve this, do the following:

  • Update your antivirus to the most recent version
  • Flag the report as a false positive and set it as a permitted program for any antivirus or antimalware app. When searching for exclusions on Windows, Roblox files are found in the folder: C:Users(Your Windows Username)AppDataLocalRoblox

If you need more in-depth information, follow our step-by-step guide on what to do if your antivirus is blocking Roblox in Windows 10/11.

✔️ Routers

Roblox isn’t bound to use specific ports for outgoing data, but it scans to find any free port on your machine. If your router is blocking UDP packets on any port, then Roblox won’t work on Google Chrome. Ports for Roblox are selected and assigned for each game, dynamically.

Check your router’s manual to see how to unblock and if you run a DSL modem that blocks ports, check with your ISP for instructions on how to do this.

8. Re-install the App

➡️ Chrome OS

  1. Open the Launcher.
  2. In theAll Apps menu, locate the Google Chrome app.
  3. Right-click the app icon
  4. Select Remove from Chrome.
  5. In the confirmation window, click Remove.

➡️ Reset Roblox Launcher Plugin

If Roblox is unable to run or provides a prompt to download Roblox, even though it’s already installed, you should check if the Roblox plug-in is allowed in your preferred browser. To do this:

  1. In the address bar, enter: chrome://plugins/
  2. Click Enter
  3. Where it lists Roblox Launcher Plugin, make sure it is allowed
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Chrome no longer supports plugins as of version 42, so these only work in older versions of Chrome.

9. Reinstall Roblox

Sometimes you may not be able to fix the Roblox won’t work on Google Chrome issue in any other way other than reinstalling it.

To do this, first, reset internet options for your browser as described in the solution above, then reinstall Roblox. To remove Roblox from Chromebook, follow the instructions presented in the previous solution.

To reinstall Roblox, which will overwrite the copy of the program on your computer, and replace any deleted or broken files, ensure all programs are closed, then uninstall it and restart your PC.

Here’s how you uninstall Roblox in Windows:

  1. Type remove to open the Add or remove programs settings panel.windows defender won't scan on Windows 10 11
  2. Locate Roblox in the app list, select it and click on the Uninstall button.
  3. Wait for the process to complete.

Here’s how to reinstall:

➡️ Roblox player

  1. Go to the Roblox website and log into your account
  2. Visit any game and click on the green Play. A pop-up window will appear informing you that Roblox Player is installing, then the game will automatically open.
  3. A secondary popup window may appear asking you to select a program, in which case select Roblox and confirm. If you select to remember your choice, you will not need to perform this action in the future.

 ➡️ Roblox Studio

  1. Go to the Roblox website and log into your account
  2. Visit any of your games, click the three square (dots) in the upper-right corner, and select it. A pop-up window will appear informing you that Roblox Studio is installing, and Roblox Studio will automatically open
  3. A secondary popup window may appear asking you to select a program, in which case select Roblox and confirm. If you select to remember your choice, you will not need to perform this action in the future.
  4. Restart your computer.

If you have issues during the re-installation, clear Temporary Internet Files as this will help with any corruption issues that might have arisen.

Were you able to resolve Roblox won’t work on Google Chrome using the solutions here? Let us know in the comments section below.

Are you experiencing issues with Google Chrome? If you are, then you should head over to our dedicated Chrome page where we cover tips and fixes.

Want to know more about Roblox? We cover guides and fixes on our Roblox page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To play directly from your browser, you will just have to open the Roblox web application and log into your account.

  • Yes, you can find the download links from the Play Store in our guide.

  • Google Chrome is a reliable browser for the most part, but if you experience issues with it, you can try another browser. For more information that will help you make an informed decision, check our recommendations for the best browsers to play Roblox on.

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