A few reasons, in my own personally believed order of popularity for
1. Media "just works". Netflix, amazon video/music, spotify, etc.
Netflix "just works" on Firefox too (due to EME support). Spotify is flash. If
you install flash-plugin it works on Firefox too.
2. Per process tabs mean one tab crashing doesn't take down the
That's already the case with Firefox too. It's just not yet enabled by default on
the stable version.
3. Tight integration into the Google ecosystem.
That's true. But that's an anti-feature. I don't think it's a nice user
experience to distribute them a browser that tries to force them to create a Google
account (that's Chrome's default first tab).
4. For a while, it was much faster than Firefox for typical
heavy sites, etc. I believe Firefox has caught up for the most part.
That's old news. At the moment even Edge is probably faster than Chrome.