Install Adobe Flash Player and Stream flash Videos on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most powerful phones in the world. However, the stock internet browser does not view Flash-based items, and neither does Chrome. No need to worry, though, you can install Flash Player by following the steps below.

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How to Install Flash on S4

  1. 1
    Set your mobile to install apps from "Unknown Sources".
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    1. Go to "Settings" and tap on "Security".
    2. Tick "Enable Unknown Sources".
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  2. 2
    Download the Adobe Flash Player APK file from the Adobe website.
    Adobe Systems® have pulled out the official Adobe Flash Player from the Play Store, but you can still download the latest APK file here Flash Player APK. Look for the Android latest version 4.0.
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    Install the APK file on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
    You can do this by going to your browser downloads (on Firefox I had to click settings button to the left of the home button > Tools > Downloads). Then click on the file you downloaded. I had two options to install. I chose the "Verify and Install" option and it worked. I just tried the "Package Installer" option and it works too. So whatever installer you use should work.
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    Following these instructions I was only able to get flash going in the default "Internet" browser.
    It didn't work on Firefox or Chrome. If you can get either of these browsers working - please post!!
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How to Watch Flash on S4

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    Download a third party web browser that supports Flash Player.
    A good choice is the Boat browser. Download the Boat browser here Boat Browser.
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    Install the Boat web browser on your phone.
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    Configure Boat to 'Always Allow Flash content'.
    You can do this by opening the Boat browser and navigating to Menu > Settings > Page Content Settings > Enable Flash/Plug-ins > Always ON'.
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    Make sure that "User Agent" of Boat browser is set to "Desktop".
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    Go to a Flash streaming site to check.
    You should be able to view and stream Flash content.
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How To Stream Video From Opera On Galaxy S4

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    First, download the Opera browser on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
    I suggest the Opera Classic version, because it supports Flash content for Android phones. You can download it from the Play Store, or you can use this direct download link and install it in your phone. Opera Mobile
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    After downloading it, install it in your phone, and then open it.
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    Go to Opera's menu settings by clicking on the Opera icon, located at the bottom right corner of your browser.
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    Then click "Settings".
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    Scroll down, then click "Advanced Settings".
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    Go to "User Agent" and choose "Desktop".
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    Go to YouTube.
    You may now stream in the Opera browser.
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How to Play HTML5 Video on S4

Many believe the main reason Adobe pulled out Flash on mobile devices is the emergence of HTML5. HTML5 is promoted to be the newest standard for the HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Since its arrival, HTML5 has become a stable, official standard, and web browsers have already undergone major restructuring in order to utilize the advantage this technology brings.

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HTML5 packs a lot of new features and improvements compared to the previous versions. One of the most important innovations is the introduction of native markup functions that minimize the web browser's dependence on third-party plug-ins in order to deliver rich and interactive web content.

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Apparently, one aspect HTML5 had its sights on, was multimedia, and one external plug-in that took a major hit was Adobe Flash. There are now a lot of sites that use the HTML5 <video> tag to contain and stream videos. Even YouTube has provided its users an option, albeit still in beta stage, to play HTML5 videos instead of Flash-based ones.

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  • So back to the ultimate question: "How do you play an HTML5 video on Samsung Galaxy S4?"
  • The ultimate answer is: "Use an HTML5-friendly web browser!"
  • The update – in 2016 most updated web browsers support HTML5.

With virtually all new web browsers now complying to majority of HTML5's standards, you basically need to have the '"latest version"' of any of the popular web browsers, or even just the default web browser that comes with your Android smartphone. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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How To Watch Any Streaming Video On Samsung Galaxy S4

  1. 1
    After installing Adobe Flash Player on your phone, open your HTML5 complaint web browser.
    (We'll use Boat browser for this example.)
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    Tap the
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    icon below and tap "Settings".
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    Tap "Page Content Settings".
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    Enable the Flash Plug-in by tapping "Always ON".
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    Now go to YouTube to test it.
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    You should now be able to play Flash based videos on your web browser.
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    You can zoom in and out, you can watch the video on full screen, and perform any functions that were previously only available on a PC browser.
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How to Play Putlocker Videos on Samsung Galaxy S4

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    Open Boat browser on your phone (Adobe Flash Player installed).
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    Go to Putlocker.
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    Pick any video on the list.
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    In this example I have picked "Rock of Ages".
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    Tap on the "Full Movie" link.
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    Putlocker is a collection of embedded videos from YouTube.
    You should have no problem playing them from Putlocker, the same way you play them on YouTube..
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Flash Player Archive

If you're a developer, or an IT-guru, you're probably interested in experimenting with old versions of Flash Player. Sometimes, when applications for older devices are being developed, there's a need to try out older versions to test the compatibility. Newer and most updated versions might not be compatible with older devices. To find on older version, follow this link Flash Player Archives, and scroll down to browse versions for Windows, Macs, and Androids

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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • You may use SkyFire as an alternative to the Boat browser. You can download the application at Skyfire.
  • The stock browser, Opera, Dolphin and Chrome are some of the browsers that do not work with above set-up. (check this as this article is a couple of years old)
  • Do not download Adobe Flash Player from other sites, as you may get the outdated version. Even worse, you may get some malware. Always go to Official Flash Player Archive for the latest official version for your Samsung Galaxy S4.

Questions and Answers

Why does Galaxy S4 not support Adobe Flash Player out of the box?

Samsung does not support Adobe Flash Player out of the box because everyone is going for HTML5. Most websites are now migrating from Flash to HTML5. Although Flash is still used, it's not sensible to include a technology that is about to be replaced by a new one.

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This was done by the manufacturer. There is no exact reason for the S4 not supporting Flash player upon purchase. This is just how the device comes after purchase. Of course, as this article explains, you can download the flash player to your device.

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Opera mobile does not seem to support Flash on Samsung phone? What should I do?

Natively, Opera Mobile does not play flash videos without Adobe Flash on your phone. Download Adobe Flash Player on your phone and follow the instructions on Install Adobe Flash Player and Stream flash Videos on Samsung Galaxy S4.

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Start off by installing the latest version of adobe's flash player for your phone HERE

You will find there are two versions available; the ics/jellybean and the froyo/gingerbread. Install the one for your phone's OS and use an alternate browser. Flash-compatible browsers available from the Play Store include Dolphin, Boat and Chrome. Try any one of these and see if they work for you.

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On Opera Browser, where is the place to click enable Flash content?

This option is not available on the updated Opera Browser. Opera has already set the application to automatically enable Flash whenever the user-agent is set to Desktop. You just need to download the latest working Adobe Flash Player for your Galaxy S4 to enjoy Flash on your device using Opera Mobile.

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Do the following to install adobe Flash Player on your opera browser:

  • Go to "Settings".
  • Tap "Security".
  • Tap "Enable Unknown Sources".
  • Download the APK HERE.
    • Open your browser.
    • Go to its settings.
    • Tap "Page Content Settings".
    • Enable Flash/Plug-Ins
    • Tap "Always ON".
    • Tap "User Agent".
    • Tap "Desktop."
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NOTE: I strongly suggest you try Boat browser for your phone. You can download it from your app store or HERE.

Where can I get the latest adobe flash player for Samsung Galaxy S4?

Special software is available for Android phones. They work exactly like they would on a Windows OS.

First enable the unknown sources on your phone. After that go to adobe and download and install the flash player. You will also need to install "Firefox for another browser" from your app store in order to be able to run the flash player. The following videos will help you out - Get Adobe and Install Adobe.

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I've followed the instructions on how to load boat browser to use the flash player. I cannot get it to work. Can you help?

The flash player will not work after I loaded the boat browser. I'm trying to view movies on viooz.co. Can you help?

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In your question it is not related to the article so I am having a hard time understanding what you are specifically asking in your question.

Adobe Flash Player. Every time I try to log onto my Facebook/YouTube account, a message pops up informing me that my flashplayer is out of date.

A small window pops up asking if I would like to install. After I click 'YES', it downloads some program named; "Setup Exe". After downloading this program, when I try to run it by double-clicking, it says it's unable to open the file. Can you help?

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I'm not tech savvy. Please help me install step-by-step?

I can't download Web videos and I'm having difficulties downloading adobe flash to my Galaxy 5 phone.

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I want to add Flash to my phone, and do not know how to do it.

The phone restarts, but I don't how to make it work. Can you help?

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Streaming Error: You are using an old version of flash player.

I keep getting the Streaming Error - you are using an old version of flash player. Can you help with that?

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Opera browser is not playing YouTube videos>

Can you help me with this problem?

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I can't watch movies on my browser. The link won't open.

So what do I download? I have installed Adobe, now how do I put it in Google Chrome?

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