Downloading Adobe Flash Player is in fact of fundamental importance to take full advantage of most of the multimedia content that can be found online.
You can download Adobe Flash Player for free, regardless of whether you use Windows, MacOS or Linux on your computer and regardless of the web browser you usually use to surf the web.
I suggest you take a few minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the following lines so you can find out what you need to do to download Adobe Flash Player for free. Do not worry, all the operations to do are very simple and I’m sure that at the end of this guide you will be able to give me reason to believe that it was a real breeze.
Download Adobe Flash Player for free on Windows
If you want to download Adobe Flash Player for free on a Windows computer, click here to connect to the website of the program, then remove the check from any items listed in the middle of the page (eg Yes, install the free McAfee Security Scan Plus ) for avoid downloading additional promotional software and then click the Install Now button.
When the download is complete, open the Flash Player installation package (eg flashplayerxx_install.exe ) and complete the setup by clicking on “Yes” and then “Next” (I suggest you leave the entry related to the option Allow Adobe to be checked) install recommended updates and Finish.
The procedure that I have just explained applies to Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer (up to Windows 7). If you use Google Chrome you do not need to download Adobe Flash Player because the plugin is already included in the browser, and the same goes for versions of Internet Explorer included in Windows 10 and Windows 8.x and Microsoft Edge, the browser successor of Internet Explorer included “standard” in Windows 10.
Activate or deactivate Flash Player
In Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer (only on Windows 8.x and Windows 10), Flash Player updates are automatically installed along with updates for the browser, so you do not need to “manually”. The only thing you can do is activate or deactivate the plugin if necessary.
If you want to enable or disable Adobe Flash Player on Google Chrome, type chrome://extensions in the browser address bar, press the Enter key on your computer keyboard, locate the Adobe Flash Player entry in the tab that opens and then click on Enable option that is immediately below it. To disable Flash Player perform the same operation taking care to press on the item Disable when you go to make the last step.
To enable or disable Flash Player on Internet Explorer for Windows 10 and Windows 8.x, start the browser, click on the icon depicting a gear located at the top right, select the item Manage additional components from the menu that appears and then set the menu drop-down located at the bottom left on All add-ons.
Once that is done, click on the Flash Player option and press the Activate or Deactivate button to activate or deactivate the plugin.
If you use the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10, you can enable or disable Flash Player by pressing the button (…) located at the top right and selecting the Settings item from the bar that appears sideways.
Next, you have to press the View Advanced Settings button and you have to choose whether to enable or disable Flash Player by moving the lever on the Use Adobe Flash Player option to ON or OFF.
Download Adobe Flash Player for free on Mac
If you want to download Adobe Flash Player for free on the web browser installed on your Mac click here to connect to the program’s website, remove the check from any items listed in the middle of the page and then press the Install Now button.
Then open the package in .dmg format that has been downloaded, double-click on the Install Flash Player icon present in it and then press on Open.
Then check the box next to the item I have read and accept the terms of the license agreement of Flash Player, press the Install button, enter the password of your user account on macOS and then click OK, Next and End to end the setup.
Know that for Mac you can download Adobe Flash Player for free on Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. If you use Google Chrome know that similar to what is offered for Windows is not necessary to download Adobe Flash Player as already included as standard. The only thing you can do is therefore to enable or disable the plugin.
To enable Adobe Flash Player in Google Chrome, type chrome://extensions in the browser’s address bar, press the key Enter on the Mac keyboard section and locate the Adobe Flash Player into which opens tab, then click on the option Enable you located immediately below the latter.
To disable Flash Player perform the same operation but remember to select the item Disable when you go to make the last step.
Download Adobe Flash Player for free on Ubuntu
If you use Linux, and more specifically Ubuntu (which is one of the most widespread distros in the world), you can install Flash Player in Firefox and Chromium following these very quick steps.
- Open System Settings (the gear icon located in the left sidebar);
- Click on the Software icon and updates.
- In the window that opens, go to the Other software tab, put the check mark next to the Canonical Partner item
- Type the administrative password and click on the Authenticate, Close and Reload buttons;
- Connect to this web page using Firefox and click on the available on the Software Center button;
- Choose to open the selected link with AptURL;
- Click on the Install button;
- Type the Ubuntu administration password.
Perfect! Now Flash Player should be installed correctly on your computer and you should be able to play Flash content in both Firefox and Chromium.
In case of problems, try to consult my tutorial on how to install Flash Player on Ubuntu and put into practice the suggestions in it: I hope you can be useful.
Download Adobe Flash Player for free on mobile devices
If you would like to be able to download Adobe Flash Player for free on your smartphone, tablet or phablet and you are wondering how to do it … well, sorry but at the moment this is not possible! In fact, the development of Adobe Flash Player for mobile devices is no longer active.
However, if you use Android thanks to some tricks you can still download Adobe Flash Player for free on your device in order to be able to play some basic content. To learn more about this I suggest you read my guide on Flash Player for Android.
If instead of an Android device you use an iPhone or an iPad download Adobe Flash Player has never been possible and almost certainly will never be.