Amazon has quite a number of Kindle Fire Android tablets out there, with the HDX 7 and 8.9 being the latest generation. No matter what device you have, it is impossible to watch or play any online Flash content. This obviously is quite limiting because most of the old web is mostly done with Adobe Flash. Today, we look at some of the options users can employ to get Flash on their Kindles.
If you have the Amazon Kindle Fire 7 HDX or the 8.9 HDX you can enable it so you can at least watch Flash videos using the SILK web-browser. The name of the feature is the The Experimental Streaming Viewer, and it is fairly easy to turn on. Go to the Web tab > Menu > Settings > Accelerated page loading > turn on. When you turn this feature on, it will enable two other features, Enable Flash Forward and Prompt for experimental streaming viewer. Further instructions on how to use the viewer are HERE.
The internet is full of interactive Flash games and websites that were coded in it. The Silk browser does not actually allow you to run Flash content in this fashion and you basically have to install a Flash supported browser, such as Dolphin HD.
In order to get Flash on your older Kindle Fire Tablet or even one of the new ones there are a few steps. Swipe down from the top > More > Device > Allow Installation of Applications. This will turn on the ability to install apps not available in the Amazon App Market. Next, use your web-browser and enter http://apps.goodereader.com/android-apps/internet-and-communication/?did=5049. This will download a new version of Dolphin Browser, which supports Flash. The next thing you need to do is actually stall Flash now. http://apps.goodereader.com/android-apps/essential-android-tablet-applications/?did=24
The two main sections above are basically all you need to do to get Flash content running on the Kindle. If you have any questions or concerns about any of this, kindly let me know.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.