So you use the Flash Player with Android

Still encountered on the Internet numerous Web sites that require the Flash Player from Adobe. But Adobe has no current Flash player for Android to download on offer. We show you how to easily you can use 7.0 nougat and earlier versions of Android Flash Player on Android. update: There are now only two recommended solutions.

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  • The best browser for Android

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  • distinguish Flash Player from malware
  • Flash Player on Android
  • Conclusion

Flash player or malware: What do I install now?

Many con artists have made the demand for a flash player available for themselves and cheat you out with alleged Flash Player installation packages. This APK files appear in different ways. Some of you will get an e-mail in which you Adobe - the company that brought to market the Flash player - supposedly highly even asks to install the latest version of Flash Player. The installer is then appended this email either or you will find a link in the email that directs you to directly download the installation file.

Others of you come through websites or banners on a download link to the installation file of the Flash player. Since Google's Play Store does not offer any version of Flash Player, you naturally think that you are no alternative and must install the version offered. For details, you can learn in our video that we recorded in AV-Test in Magdeburg on site:

  • Everything you need to know about antivirus on Android

Do not let be swayed, because quickly snaps a trap from which you can not free yourself without much effort. Instead of the Flash player you may get ransomware; calls for a form of malware that takes your smartphone hostage and a ransom (ger .: Ransom). The You will start using a Factory Reset get rid of that deletes all your photos and app data. So stay away from such a flash player rivets. Applies when it is absolutely necessary because, as one of the methods that are available below.

Flash Player on Android ...

  • Flash player in Android 7.0 nougat
  • Flash player in Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Flash player in Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Flash player in Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Flash Player on Android 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Flash Player on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Flash Player with Android 7.0 nougat

The Flash player as such is no longer installed in Android. Instead, there are certain browsers that Flash content can represent. But in this they are different good. Some jerk, others make mistakes and still others ask intrusive much advertising is annoying or offer in-app purchases. So let's look at the most popular solutions and we'll tell you which is the best Flash player for Android.

  • Puffin
  • photon


Puffin fixes two weaknesses of Android, do not observe the alternatives: The Flash Player for Android carries the current version number 23 (as of 11.23.2016) and has emulated mouse or arrow keys to control. These are emulated on overlays what makes some Flash content in the first place to use.

puffin browser flash player dePuffin calculated flash in web servers and replaces the mouse and keyboard. / © AndroidPIT

The performance is highly dependent from your WLAN. Flash content can not be calculated on your Android smartphone, but from a server overseas. The advantage of this solution is that even brand new Flash features are possible with it. In our case, the Puffin demonstrated our browser at the outset that it can access our camera and our microphone. So web services such as Chatroulette be used. However, the Flash support is only during the day for free with Puffin. Do you want the evening to play Flash content, you need access to the paid Pro version.

Puffin Web BrowserInstall on Google Play

Photon Flash Player & browser

We were particularly disappointed by the performance of the Android Flash Player (free version) that appears at the top of the hit list in the Play Store. Banners, jerky performance and the request for payment make it very unattractive. In addition, he is always based on Flash och 17 (23 November 2016).

photon browser flash player deJerky and bursting with advertising: The Android Flash Player Photon browser. / © AndroidPIT

After paying Photon promises more power and freedom of advertising. However, one gets the well at the Puffin where this is already the case in the free version. After all, there are also replace the practical user help, the keyboard and mouse when photon.

Photon Flash Player & browserInstall on Google Play

More Flash-enabled Android browser

Flashfox also promises Flash support for Android. However, he fell in recent test in November 2016. on the Huawei Mate 9 so that it is no longer recommended. Its setup is simpler than that of competitors, but it can not compete on other test equipment in performance and functionality.

The Dolphin Browser has long been the best browser to use the Flash player in Android. Unfortunately, the structure of the app has changed, so that the former Flash plug-in now is a standalone app. This is for playback only single FLV files, making it almost useless for use in websites with Flash elements.

Flash Player with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

If Android marshmallow is still running on your phone or tablet (which is quite likely in November 2016), you should you watch any of the above browser. You are your only option to use the Flash Player on your Android device.

Flash Player with Android 5.0 Lollipop

Since the last Flash Player version for Android Ice Cream Sandwich was released, you are relying on Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Flash Player on Flash-enabled browser. So true for Android 5.0 the same instructions as for Android 7.0 nougat; jumps upwards.

Flash Player with Android 4.4 KitKat

Android KitKat the same applies as for Lollipop: The Flash Player here though, at least in its modified version, nor install, but you through it no advantages over the above pre-led solutions. So they work without restriction even under Android 4.4 KitKat.

Flash Player with Android 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 Jelly Bean

If you use an even older version of Android (between points 4.1 and 4.3.1), that's still no reason to worry, because here, too, can use the Flash Player. The Android browsers from the above instructions for Android nougat your it safe.

Flash Player with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Up to this version of Android, there is the official support for the Flash Player. Installed the Flash plugin simply the Play Store.

Flash Player with Android: Conclusion

If it will bear your Internet line, uses the Flash player of the Puffin browser. He's fast, very reliable and has the most features. Otherwise, offers only the Photon browser that does not need a constant Internet connection.