How to Install Flash player on Android Lollipop, KitKat and Jelly Bean

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Flash player on Android Lollipop,

Again and again we get asked how to install and use Adobe Flash player with Android. Its prevalence on the internet is still huge and getting it to work on Android devices isn’t always that easy. But it can be, with a little help. Read below to find out how to get Adobe Flash player on Android.

How to install Flash Player on Android Lollipop

Use FlashFox

Using FlashFox has long-since been a favorite method for using Flash player on Android because of how effectively it renders Flash content from websites. However it’s not the perfect solution. It doesn’t always work: in our test on the Nexus 4 flash animations did not run smoothly 100% of the time. Adobe Flash is now at version 16, and as Android support stopped at version 11.1, not even FlashFox can help with content programmed with later versions. In most cases, FlashFox will suffice however.

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Use Dolphin Browser

Unlike FlashFox, Flash is not automatically set up to work with Dolphin Browser by default. Go into the Dolphin settings by tapping on the Dolphin icon in the browser. In your settings tap Web Content, and then Flash player on the next page. Set it to “Always on”.

This is only the first step in setting up Flash player for Dolphin, the next step involves navigating to a browser which uses Flash player (or just wait until you find one naturally when browsing). The first time this happens you will be asked to install Flash player, tap download when prompted (you may need to enable “unknown sources” in your settings > security > unknown sources page).

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Use Puffin Browser

Puffin Browser has two advantages over Dolphin Browser and FlashFox. Firstly, the Flash player version it supports is version 16. Secondly, it can emulate a mouse and arrow keys in an overlay like you’re browsing on desktop PC! For Puffin browser the Android Flash solution is an interesting one: Flash content is rendered in the cloud. This means that, while perfectly functional, Flash playback can tend to be choppy (as it’s usually transferring data from overseas). We recommend lowering the Flash quality in the browser settings if you experience this.

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Google Chromecast set up guide for beginners

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Setting up Chromecast is easy, Google just wants to make you think it’s really difficult. Well, at least that’s what we thought when we first tried to follow its instructions. If you’ve been struggling to get started with this undoubtedly fantastic product, just stick to our simple set-up guide: here is how to set up Chromecast!

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Hardware

The Chromecast is a little HDMI dongle that connects to a HDMI port on your TV. It requires power to operate, and is charged via a USB port on the back of your TV or by connecting it to a wall outlet. Begin your Chromecast journey by plugging it into a spare HDMI port on your TV and connecting the charger. Switch your TV on and change its input to the same HDMI input that your Chromecast is connected to (as you will see in the pictures, ours is plugged into HDMI 2).

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Software

Once you have connected the Chromecast dongle to your TV, use the browser on your smartphone or tablet to go to the site www.chromecast.com/setup. The page will redirect you directly to the Play Store download page for the dedicated Chromecast application. (Alternatively you can just browse the Play Store for the Chromecast app yourself, or click our link below.)

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Once it is discovered, the Chromecast device name will be displayed both on your phone and your TV screen. Tap “set-up” to begin the process and select your country. On the next screen you will be asked to verify a code shared between both devices, tap “I see the code” and then name your Chromecast, if you wish. The last step is for your wireless router. Select your router from the list and enter the password. Chromecast will connect and download the latest software version if necessary. This can sometimes take a few minutes, but after that the installation is complete! Good job.

Casting your first video

Chromecast’s numerous possibilities really deserve a separate article, but here is a simple example for playing a YouTube video on your TV. When you use certain applications on your smartphone or tablet, like YouTube, you’ll notice a new icon on the screen: this is the Chromecast icon. Tapping this will automatically transfer the video to your television screen. It’s worth noting that Chromecast is HD compatible and so the video will play in the highest resolution available.

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Your smartphone now becomes a remote control. The Chromecast application runs in the background and you can use other applications simultaneously without interrupting the video.

Google wants the Chromecast to be adopted by everyone – just look at the price: at 35 USD it beats Apple and Amazon’s TV services by a significant margin. But not just that, Google has also created a product that is, despite how it might first appear, very user-friendly. I hope we’ve proved that it is almost ready to use straight from the box. Once you have set it up, be sure to check out our Chromecast tips and tricks article to discover some other cool things you can do with it.