Angry Birds now in Chrome Web Store, also works in FF and IE

Among the many announcements today at Google I/O was that the popular bird hurling game, Angry Birds, is now available in the Chrome Web Store. The browser version of the game is now available and can be played here, but you are not limited to using just Chrome.

While Google used the popular game to promote their own Web Store for Chrome, the application can be played in Firefox and IE 9. If you have yet to play the game that has taken the smartphone and tablet market by storm, you can now get your feet wet by using your browser. Angry Birds has been a massive success, the simple game has become an Internet classic and is among the top selling mobile applications of all time.

While the game is available to any modern browser, it may be possible for Google to use the Chrome Web Store to obtain exclusive levels of the popular game explicitly for the Chrome browser. Google is clearly using the the popular game to help promote its browser in an attempt to gain marketshare, but is this game enough to take users away from IE and Firefox? Only time will be able to answer that question.

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I only get audio working on IE9 (no Chrome Frame installed). Chrome 11 produces no audio for me (although the game loads successfully).

Looks like I'll have to install Chrome Frame... I get a "We're sorry, but it appears that your browser does not currently support the web technologies needed to play Angry Birds. " using IE8.

Looks like I'll have to install Chrome Frame... I get a "We're sorry, but it appears that your browser does not currently support the web technologies needed to play Angry Birds. " using IE8.

Innervisions33 said,
Looks like I'll have to install Chrome Frame... I get a "We're sorry, but it appears that your browser does not currently support the web technologies needed to play Angry Birds. " using IE8.

Just upgrade to IE9, dude. It's free, faster than Chrome, installs in seconds, and unlike previous versions of IE it doesn't require a computer restart. I've tried IE9 and never looked back since ditching Chrome.

PlogCF said,

Just upgrade to IE9, dude. It's free, faster than Chrome, installs in seconds, and unlike previous versions of IE it doesn't require a computer restart. I've tried IE9 and never looked back since ditching Chrome.

maybe its using win xp

Renato456 said,
Loads, very slow, full of bugs hd version does not work...
I stick to the android or pc version...

HD Version requires WebGL I believe; so if you're not on a browser that supports it, you're out of luck.

Renato456 said,
Loads, very slow, full of bugs hd version does not work...
I stick to the android or pc version...

How can you complain when its free? The PC and Android versions etc cost.

andrew_f said,
HD Version requires WebGL I believe; so if you're not on a browser that supports it, you're out of luck.
Running Chrome 11 and it won't load for me either. Neither does the SD version.

J400uk said,

How can you complain when its free? The PC and Android versions etc cost.

The Android version of Angry Birds is free (with ads though).

J400uk said,

How can you complain when its free? The PC and Android versions etc cost.

Android versions are free. Or rather they were when I got them. And no I didn't steal them or any crap like that.

pickypg said,
Running Chrome 11 and it won't load for me either. Neither does the SD version.

Running fine in both sd and hd on Chrome 11 beta (xp sp3)

alexalex said,

Running fine in both sd and hd on Chrome 11 beta (xp sp3)

I have Chrome and they bove run very slow, I don't think they can imp rove this since to load the game you have to download it and even with 400kb/s it goes slow.

warwagon said,
May have to give it a try. That game never gets old.

Just tried it and i'm not getting any audio with firefox 4


Audio's working fine for me using Firefox 4.0.1 (Win7 BTW).

warwagon said,
May have to give it a try. That game never gets old.

Just tried it and i'm not getting any audio with firefox 4

Works great with IE9. Now I really can't wait for WP7.5

warwagon said,
May have to give it a try. That game never gets old.

Just tried it and i'm not getting any audio with firefox 4

Infact I get no audio with Opera 11 but the game works.. Using Windows 7 x64 SP1