Adobe has discontinued Flash support and many modern tablets do not have Flash enabled, instead rely on HTML5. Many websites such as Twitch and others depend on Flash to play video and music. The Amazon line of Fire tablets do not have Adobe Flash support by default and users must install it themselves. Today, we take a look at how you can install it on your tablet.
If you have any model of the Kindle Fire line of tablets, before you can install Flash, you need to enable unknown sources. This basically allows you to install your own apps, separate from the Amazon App Store.
1. If you are using the Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD: Go to Settings -> Devices -> Allow Installation of Applications – Check this option
2. If you are using the Kindle Fire HDX: Go to Settings -> Applications -> Apps from Unknown Sources – Check this option
3. Next you want to open your Silk internet browser and visit this link goo.gl/H5j8JL
4. Install the app and Flash is now loaded on your Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD or HDX.
If you are using the stock internet browser on a new Android tablet, chances are it doesn’t have Flash. The Chrome Browser and Dolphin browser actually have a Flash Player built into it. So you can simply download it from Google Play. Lower end tablets often do not have the Google App Store and deal with a smaller one. If this is the case, you need to do the following;
1) Tap the clock on the taskbar, tap the popout that appears, and then tap Settings.
2) Scroll down the list and tap Security, then on the right, scroll down and tap Unknown sources.
3) Tap OK on the prompt that appears.
Any internet browser you use from now on will have Flash support.
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.