July 9

What are the Chrome Components?

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Google Chrome is most probably the most prominent and best web browser available in the industry. It works wonderfully well for most of the time, but rarely you might confront where it refuses to play content, start lagging, or load the websites rubbishy.

In that case, the straightforward way to fix these issues to disable or remove the extension you had installed just before these issues occurred. If it doesn’t help and issues still persist, it would be necessary for you to check the Google Chrome Components page.

This post is exclusively dedicated to Chrome Components, what they are, how they work, and how to find them. So, let’s start!

What are the Chrome Components?

What are the Chrome Components?
What are the Chrome Components?

Google Chrome Components are tiny components that run in the background and help it to run smoothly. They are actually the main reason why the Chrome browser is popular. To know more about Chrome Components, there is a page dedicated to these components, which gives a holistic view of these components individually.

The Chrom components page is a handy one, which enables you to know all the parts of the Chrome and pick the ones you want to update or which needs to be updated. Be clear that Chrom components are not add-ons, flags, settings, or any other advanced features.

How to Locate Chrome Components Page?

How to Locate Chrome Components Page?
How to Locate Chrome Components Page?

You don’t need any additional tools or third-party apps to access the Chrome Components page. It can be easily accessed from within the browser. To do this, you just need to;

  • Open the Chrome web browser.
  • Type chrome://components in the address bar fo the browser and press Enter.
  • That is it. The above address will land you on the Chrome Components web page.

On the Chrome Components page, you will see a list of all the components. You can check for updates by click on any of them, and the update option will appear next to them.

Why Do We Need Use Chrome Components?

Though the majority of Chrome users never use the Chrome Components simply because it works really great for most of the time. However, if you ever feel it is behaving weirdly, such as loading websites rubbishy, or can not play content, you have the option to check Chrome Components. They are a great solution to most of the problems you confront.

Below are some common reasons why we should check Chrome Components;

1-      When you aren’t able to update Chrome

Update Chrome
Update Chrome

Sometimes when Chrome updates are available, and you want to update it, but unable to do it, the simple solution is to check its components. The problem might occur because there is a malfunctioned component, which you need to fix.

You just need to reach the Recovery component of Chrome to make sure the web browser’s installation is going well, or if you face an issue during installation, you will be able to repair it. Though the problem can also be fixed by reinstalling Chrome, it is a great practice to use its components and save yourself by avoiding the reinstallation process. Moreover, your bookmarks and other settings will not vanish if you are logged into Google.

2-      Fix Netflix Issue

Fix Netflix Issue
Fix Netflix Issue

Another reason why you should check Chrome Components is when you face problems while streaming the content from Netflix. Netflix uses DRM technology to protect copyright content from streaming. And because of that reason, Chrome is equipped with a component, which is used and enables you to remove DRM establish access to the rights so that you can stream the content without any issues.

While you don’t use a VPN but still get the streaming error on Netflix, such as M1003, M7701, etc. it might be occurred due to the nonpresence of WCDM (Widevine Content Decryption Module), or you need to update it.

For users running Chrome 57 or the latest, it is vital to have WCDM. Here is how you can check the Chrome version;

  • Access the Chrome menu.
  • Click on Help.
  • Click on the About Google Chrome option.

And here is how you can update Chrome component WCDM from within the browser;

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Type chrome://components in the URL space and press Enter.
  • Locate the Widevine Content Decryption Module from the Chrome Components list and click on it.
  • Click on the Check for Updates. If available, update it.

3-      Fix Adobe Flash Player Through Chrome Components

Fix Adobe Flash Player Through Chrome Components
Fix Adobe Flash Player Through Chrome Components

Flash is one of the oldest tools, and many of us know that Chrome is going to end its support to Flash. However, it can still be used. Despite the fact that it is an old tool, it has excellent support for media consumption, gameplay, updates, app functionalities, and more. When facing an issue caused by Flash, you can update it through the Chrome Components. To do this, you need to;

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Type chrome://components in the URL space and press Enter.
  • Locate the Adobe Flash Player component from the Chrome Components list, and click on it.
  • Click on the Check for Updates. If available, update it.

Conclusion

So that is it about Chrome Components. We sincerely believe that now you have gained a sufficient understanding of what Chrome Components are, how they work, how to find them, and how to use them for updates. If you have suggestions or need help regarding Chrome Components, do not hesitate to write us a comment below.

FAQs

Q: Can I update the WCDM component on Chrome?

Ans: Yes, to do this, follow the procedure we have stated-above and update it right from the Chrome Components page.

Q: What is the latest Chrome version?

Ans: The latest Chrome version for iOS is 81.0.4044.62, for macOS 81.0.4044.113, for Linux OS 81.0.4044.113, and for Android 81.0.4044.111.

Q: What do you mean by Chrome800?

Ans: Chrome 800 is an advanced version of Google Chrome, which is equipped with an array of amazing new features, update cookies policy, JavaScript, and much more.


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