You're invited to test our Beta.

Help us test our new browser add-on. See CR ratings and recommended products so you can shop with confidence.

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Download & Install our Chrome Extension.

Make better choices online with CR's add-on.

Install Now!
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You have installed CR Shopping Assistant for Google Chrome

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Click the in your browser & sign in.

You must be a member with access to digital ratings to use the extension. If you aren’t a member and would like digital access to ratings, Join Now.

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Browse or search for products on Google, Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart.

When the CR add-on detects that you're looking at a category or model that our experts have tested, it will show you the CR rating. It will also show you if it's a recommended model.

Browser Add-On Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the add-on?

If you are a CR member with access to digital ratings (Digital and All Access membership) you can shop online with the help of the CR browser add-on. The CR add-on will help you evaluate and compare products so you can make the best shopping decisions.

You can sign up for Digital or All Access membership here.

The browser add-on is currently available for Chrome and Firefox.

How do I see product recommendations and comparisons?

When you browse or search for products on Google, Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart and the CR add-on detects that you're looking at a category or model that our experts have tested, it will show you the CR rating.

It will also show you if the model is CR "recommended" or a "best buy" (a product that delivers best value with solid performance).

If a product is a “don’t buy” or has a safety warning, it will automatically let you know so you can stay safe and informed.

Search Tips

Having trouble seeing the add-on? Try searching ‘Best Vacuums’ on any of the compatible sites.

Having trouble seeing the add-on?
  • Make sure you’re logged in. If you aren’t logged in you won’t see relevant matches. Try searches like ‘TVs’ or ‘Best Dishwashers’.
  • Make sure you haven’t inadvertently removed it - or disabled it. You can verify by going to: chrome://extensions/
  • Make sure you’re on one of the sites we’re compatible with: Google, Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe's or Walmart. We’ll be continuously expanding to more sites, and if there’s somewhere you’d expect to see us let us know by emailing us at crmembersupport@cr.consumer.org
  • We’re doing our best to match against specific models and categories. If you aren’t seeing it where you would expect, please email us and let us know: crmembersupport@cr.consumer.org
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