Install Zoom PWA on Raspberry Pi
Web-app for Zoom
This is basically a web browser running Zoom's new Progressive Web App. Performance is better in some ways and worse in others.
This app should be considered a backup option, only used if the regular Zoom app doesn't work at all.
Both versions can be installed at the same time and will not interfere with each another.
Note: this app requires you to have chromium-browser, chromium, or google-chrome installed. Let us know if your Chromium-based browser is not detected by the script.
To run: Menu -> Internet -> Zoom PWA
To run in a terminal: cat ~/.local/share/applications/chrome-gbmplfifepjenigdepeahbecfkcalfhg-Zoom-PWA.desktop | grep Exec | sed 's/Exec=//g' | bash
Fortunately, Zoom PWA is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Zoom PWA.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Zoom PWA will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Zoom PWA
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Zoom PWA.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Internet category, which leads to the Communication category.
Now scroll down to find Zoom PWA in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Zoom PWA for you!