How can I view Flash in Chrome browser on Android?

toqi786 July 14, 2012
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Is there anything out there, to use as a plugin for Chrome browser on Android (and maybe iOS also)?

I have read of some Pepper or something along those lines, to be released this year. Has it been released?

Is there anything at the moment?

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  1. some dude
    December 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    For me adobe flash works on stock android browser (jb 4.2.1) when i downloaded adobe flash player seperately in here: (credit to the xda-developers forum) I also tried firefox beta with flash palyer installed but it seems to be way faster in stock android browser.

  2. NewEEEpaduser
    December 27, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Kannon Y in his own comment has it correct. I installed the Firefox browser and was able to view the flash player sites.

    Yay for people answering questions!

  3. ferdinan Sitohang
    July 17, 2012 at 2:06 am

    use skyfire browser in android and ios, it can play flash.

  4. Vrancken René
    July 15, 2012 at 9:15 am
  5. Dalsan
    July 15, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Taken from:

    Google said it would distribute this new Pepper-based Flash Player as part of Chrome on all platforms, including Linux, later this year. Flash Player will continue to support browsers using non-”Pepper” plugin APIs on platforms other than Linux. Adobe surprised watchers by not including the Flash Player plug-in with the official Chrome for Android Beta distribution. Defending the decision, the company took to the Flash Player blog: “Adobe is no longer developing Flash Player for mobile browsers, and thus Chrome for Android Beta does not support Flash content.”

    The only work-around for flash with using Chrome Beta for Android us to use Flashify, which you can download from the play store. It allows you to open flash content in a different browser that allows flash content. Taken from the description of the Flashify app in the Play Store: Flashify lets you share a url from a browser without Flash to another browser that has Flash. I wrote it because I was annoyed that Chrome Beta doesn't support Flash and likely never will. This lets you easily switch to another browser that does support Flash without awkwardly copying and pasting the url.

  6. Chris Hoffman
    July 15, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Chrome does not support Flash for Android and never will. See here:

    "What version of Flash is supported on Chrome for Android?
    Chrome for Android will not be supporting Flash. As you may have seen in November, 2011, Adobe announced it has stopped investing in Flash for mobile browsing. Google has long been committed to making the web platform more powerful through open web technologies like HTML5 and is working with Adobe and other partners to further advance the web standard."

    I believe Flash will also be vanishing from Google Play in August (you won't be able to install it anymore, but I bet you can get it from elsewhere). This is all a bit premature in my opinion -- in the meantime, you can use another browser that does support Flash. Firefox is a good option, as Kannon Y notes (the new Firefox is actually quite speedy, nothing like the old, slow versions).

  7. Kannon Y
    July 14, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I believe simply installing the Flash player in the Google Play app store allows the viewing of sites written in Flash in Chrome. I'm not sure why this installation is a separate process in Android and not in Windows, but it may be because of the upcoming deprecation of Flash in Android. But are there any sites left that are Flash only?

    It was officially announced some time ago that Android would no longer support Flash after version 4.0 (I think Jelly Bean, 4.1, will be the first version of Android in which Flash is discontinued).

    My Transformer Prime required a separate installation of Flash Player, rather than bundling it with Chrome. But after the installation, Flash plays fine in Chrome. Good luck!

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