Question about Adobe Flashplayer for Android.



I have an Android Tablet. The Dell Venue 7. I have noticed that when I go to Youtube (the mobile website version) I am able to play videos. When I get to the Desktop website version of Youtube I get the message that I need to download Adobe Flash player. Is the any type of flash player that I can download for Android to get the videos to play in the Desktop website version of Youtube?


Your tablet uses Android. Your desktop uses a different OS so therefore it will require Flash for the desktop's OS.

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flash player

You can download Flash Player from link below. It should detect correctly which version you need if you connect from device (computer) that needs Flash to be installed to.


He's talking about using the Desktop Mode on the phone/tablet instead of the Mobile mode. ASFAIK there is no Flash that will work in that mode.

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Flash Player for Android

To clear up the confusion, the OP has a Dell Venue 7, an Android device. There is a Dell Venue 7 Pro available which runs Windows 8.1, but that is not the device being discussed here.

Flash Player for Android no longer functions on Android devices running Android 4.2 and up. There are no fixes or workarounds available to get the Flash app working on Android. No amount of complaining to Adobe or Google will change the situation. Adobe discontinued support for Flash on Android over a year ago and changes to Android by Google rendered support for the last version of the app untenable.

You have to find a browser with built-in Flash to keep using Flash. I'm not sure there are any out there on Google Play.

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On many Android devices you can still sideload Flash. It's no longer available in the app stores but you can search for the .apk file online and install that.

There will be links available in various Android forums. Do a Google search for "flash apk" (leave off the quote marks).

I don't know what version of Android your device is running or if it's locked down by Dell so the sideload won't work. Check the links to the forums your Google search returns and ask there. Someone will be able to tell you if it will work or not.

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My roommate has the Dell

My roommate has the Dell Venue 8: same software (Android 4.3), larger screen size. Dell hasn't locked down sideloading, but installing the app from Adobe does nothing because the system hooks in Android to support it are gone.

As I said in my previous post, there is no fix and there is no workaround. He can install the app if he wishes, but he's wasting his time.

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Thanks for your answers

Thanks. I am going to still research and if I find a good solution, I will share it with all of you.