Best way to install chrome driver in you OS (python)

Ashwin B
1 min readJun 25, 2021


Tired of searching for chrome-driver installation files and setting it up in the path, Here is a solution for you.


ChromeDriverBinaryAuto can be used to automatically detect the latest chrome-driver version required for the installed Chrome/Chromium browser.


Please make sure to install Chrome or Chromium first and add the browser to the binary search path.


pip install chromedriver-binary-auto

To redetect the required version and install the newest suitable chromedriver after the first installation simply reinstall the package using

pip install --upgrade --force-reinstall chromedriver-binary-auto

From GitHub:

pip install git+


To use chromedriver just import chromedriver_binary. This will add the executable to your PATH so it will be found. You can also get the absolute filename of the binary with chromedriver_binary.chromedriver_filename


from selenium import webdriver
import chromedriver_binary # Adds chromedriver binary to path

driver = webdriver.Chrome()
assert "Python" in driver.title

How it works:

This package installs a small shell script chromedriver-path to easily set and export the PATH variable:

$ export PATH=$PATH:`chromedriver-path`

Link to the package:



Ashwin B

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