Flash Player has the days counted, but there is still a lot of content on the web that uses this Adobe technology. The only bad thing is that Adobe does not have an official Flash Player application to install from Google Play, but there are alternatives. Here we show you how easy it is to enjoy the content in Flash with Android.
Note: Flash Player is vulnerable and to use it is to run the risk of infecting us with malware. This is why Google by default deleted the ability to play Flash content on Android devices. Flash Player only has coverage up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Since Flash Player 11.1 there is no official Android version. With HTML5, Flash Player technology is no longer so necessary and Adobe has stopped paying enough attention and not frequently patching security. Major browsers like Firefox and Chrome have it disabled by default due to their vulnerabilities.
Flash Player and malware
Due to this lack of official support, many developers have launched to cover this need, but not all with good intentions. If you have ever received an email to update to Flash Player on Android or received a notice from a web page from your smartphone to install an apk with Flash Player that was malware.
For these cases, it never hurts to have a good antivirus, since the main enemy of our system is usually ourselves.
How to install Adobe Flash Player on Android Nougat, Marshmallow and Lollipop
It is not necessary to have a specific application for Flash Player, just enough to have a web browser capable of supporting Flash. Here you have the best solutions to enjoy Flash content.
This Firefox-based browser provides the components needed to play Flash content from any website. Its main advantage is that you only have to install in order to use it, you do not need to configure anything. It has a bit of advertising on the bottom but it does not bother much. Download it from Google Play here.
Although Dolphin Browser Flash Player is not automatically configured on it, activating it is extremely easy. Once installed, open the application, go to the Settings, and within Web Content, you will find the option of Flash Player, within selecting the option Always on.
The first time you open a web page with this type of content, you will be asked to download and install what you need to play Flash, accept and let it do since thereafter, you can enjoy all this type of content on the internet. Download it from Google Play here.
Puffin Browser supports the latest version of Flash. In this browser you can emulate a mouse and arrow keys, exactly as if you were using a PC browser. No need to download anything so that Flash Player works from the first moment, but the funny thing is that it is located in the cloud, and your terminal will not install anything, but it is possible that you spend more megabytes when browsing pages with This type of content. It can go a little slow at times, but lowering the quality will be enough to gain fluidity. Download it from Google Play here.
How to install Adobe Flash Player on Android 4.4 KitKat
As it could not be otherwise, the guys at XDA Developers have found a way to have Flash Player on Android 4.4 KitKat. You must install Dolphin and the JetPack plugin, which is an HTML5 engine for Dolphin. Links below to download:
- Enable the option to install applications of unknown origin in Settings> Security.
- Download and install both Dolphin Browser and JetPack.
- Download the modified version of Adobe Flash Player made by the guys of XDA. We then installed it.
- Open Dolphin Browser, go to Settings (clicking on the dolphin below), Web Content> Flash Player> Always on.
How to install Adobe Flash Player on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
In Android Jelly Bean is easy to install. You simply need to download and install the APK. First of all, I want to let you know, Chrome does not work with Flash Player on Android, so here are the browsers that are compatible with the system.
- Boat Browser for Android
- Puffin Browser Pro
- Photon Flash Player & Browser
- Dolphin – Best Web Browser
How to install Adobe Flash Player on Android 4.0 ICS
As we have already mentioned Flash Player has coverage up to Ice Cream Sandwich and is available from the Adobe website. Anyway, it is a very outdated version and may be a security bug for your device. Here’s how to install it:
- Download Adobe Flash Player 11.1 for Android 4.0
- Enable the option to install applications of unknown origin in Settings> Security
- Install the APK file you just downloaded to your smartphone
- Depending on the browser, you must activate the Flash content. The option is usually in the browser settings. Each one is different, but simple to use.