When it comes to running Flash content on Android, many popular browsers don’t support it. However, we can’t deny the fact that many websites still require Flash, and without Flash support, we can’t view such websites. Flash content is still used by websites, games, videos and more.
As we know, Adobe has officially pulled off Flash support for Android which means there’s no official way to install the app. But don’t worry, as that’s exactly where Flash browsers step in. Such Flash browser and player apps for Android allow you to directly view and run Flash content, without installing any other plugin.
Note that on some of these browsers, you might have to switch to “Request Desktop Site” to view the desktop version of the site, and not the mobile version. With this in mind, let’s proceed further.
1. Photon Flash Player & Browser
Photon is a Flash player and browser for Android smartphones and tablets. If you’re using this browser then you don’t need to install or download any Flash plugin, as Flash would just work out of the box if you’re using this browser. The browser supports Flash games, Flash videos and Flash websites.
Once installed, the app will guide you on how to run Flash content on your Android device. All you need to do is to simply tap on the lightning bolt button to activate Flash support. There’s nothing else that you need to do.
You can also configure settings like bandwidth, mode, port, bookmarks, history and more by tapping on the Settings (gear) icon from the top right. Tap on the “+” button to open a new tab.
There’s also a Premium version for those who would like to remove ads from the app. But if you’re just starting up, then the free app would suffice.
2. Dolphin Browser
Dolphin is yet another popular Android browser that has recently started to support Adobe Flash content. Without a doubt, Dolphin is one of the most popular web browser on Android, and now with Flash support, it’s surely worth giving a try.
You can enable or disable Flash from Settings and then tapping on Web Content option. There’s an option for Always on, On demand or Off. You might like it to keep it on Always on setting.
FlashFox browser is based on the Firefox browser. Think of this as a combination of Firefox and Flash player. The developers claim that this is the “fastest Adobe Flash Player enabled browser in the market today.”
Since this browser is based on Firefox, it fully supports many Firefox features. For example, you can set up Firefox sync to access bookmarks, history and tabs from your desktop or other devices. You can also open new private tab or access Settings menu to configure the browser as per your wish.
With this browser, you can experience many types of sites from HTML5 to Flash enabled, and all this without installing any plugins.
Now that you’ve got these three options, you can try out any of them to run Flash on Android phone or tablet. One thing’s clear – Flash is still not dead!