Note: This is a work in progress (August 28, 2020).
Yes, if you have a Chromebook with Linux enabled, you can use your RTL2832U dongle from rtl-sdr.com with it. I'm currently still in discovery mode, so check back often if this interests you.
Note, everytime you plug your dongle into your Chromebook, you have to allow Linux to have access to your SDR device.
sudo apt install -y alsa-utils cmake git gnuradio libusb-1.0-0-dev rtl-sdr
cd rtl-sdr/ mkdir build cd build cmake ../ -DINSTALL_UDEV_RULES=ON make sudo make install sudo cp ../rtl-sdr.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/ sudo ldconfig
Now restart your Chromebook to assure the drivers load.
Open the Terminal window.
rtl_fm -f 162.4e6 -M nbfm -s200000 -r 48000 - | aplay -r 48000 -f S16_LE
You should hear the familiar sounds of NOAA Weather Radio or Weatheradio Canada playing. You will need to change to frequency to match your local weather radio station. If you're outside of the US or Canada, try a local FM broadcast station.
rtl_fm -f 93.7e6 -M wbfm -s200000 -r 48000 - | aplay -r 48000 -f S16_LE
The above command will tune 93.7 MHz, in my case, KLBJ-FM.
In order to enable reception below 28 MHz, bias trees must be enabled.
git clone https://github.com/rtlsdrblog/rtl-sdr-blog cd rtl-sdr-blog mkdir build cd build cmake .. -DDETACH_KERNEL_DRIVER=ON make sudo make install
rtl_biast -b 1
rtl_biast -b 0