How do I update the Adobe Flash Player version on my new Samsung Smart TV?
I just purchased a Samsung Smart TV. When I try to watch ESPN3, I receive the message: Insufficient Flash Player Requirements.
Clicking to update gives the following information:
Adobe Flash Player version 22.214.171.124.
Your System: Linux 32-bit, Safari.
NOTE: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform. Adobe will continue to provide security backports to Flash Player 11.2 for Linux.
Select Version To Download:
YUM for Linux (YUM)
.tar.gz for other Linux
.rpm for other Linux
APT for UBUNTU 10.4.
When I select any of the first 3 Linux options, I receive the message: UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD. When I select APT, I receive the message SERVER NOT FOUND.
Sorry you are having difficulties. Samsung controls when, how, and what is updatable on their Smart TV's. Please contact Samsung support directly.
I found this link and perhaps it will help you locate the relevant Samsung support contact information.
Hi Everyone in reguards to this topic. We the buyer are currently out of luck. according to a live chat I just had with a samsung rep. it is currently not possible to download the upgrade to the flash player to our smart tvs. When I ask if this would be corrected soon, I was told that it MAY be corrected via a firmware update but they could not say for sure or if so when that might occur.
I am really bummed about this and sorry to be the one to have to pass it on.
Here is the conversation transcript:
Santen: Hi, thanks for reaching out to Samsung tech support. How can I help you today?
Visitor: I am in need of info on which download I need to use to update my blu-ray's flashplayer??
Santen: What is the model number of the player?
Santen: I am truly sorry; as of now it is not possible to update the flash player on any of the Samsung players.
Santen: Also, I see that your player does not have web-browser.
Santen: Why do you want to update the flash player on your player?
Visitor: I am also sorry then as we will be sending this back. The ability to connect to the internet to play tv/ as well as all other media was a BIG part of why we choose to upgrade to blu-ray at all.
Visitor: ABC says that their content needs a higher player verision.
Santen: I understand your requirement. I can conform you that the player does not have web-browser.
Santen: Is there anything else I can assist you with?
Visitor: It has web browser....I got to the site on the blu-ray afterall...but the site will not allow play of its content it gives a message saying that my device needs to download a newer version of adobe flash player.
Santen: I am truly sorry; as of now it is not possible to download flash player on any of the Samsung devices.
Visitor: It even gives 3 versions to download for few...but the bluray seems to block this download...WHY???
Santen: I understand your concern, but it is not possible to install the flash player on your player.
Santen: Samsung may release flash player update through firmware.
Visitor: Very well...will this be corrected soon or should I pack the home theater up for return??
Santen: I am really sorry; we do not have exact information about the future updates. However, I will for ward your feedback to the appropriate department.
Visitor: Thank You for your time and effort.
Santen: You're welcome. Is there anything else I can assist you with?
Visitor: Not at this time. Have a nice day.
Santen: Have a great night!!!!
Camerin: Hi, thank you for reaching out to Samsung technical support. How may I assist you?
Visitor: Hello Camerin
Camerin: Hello. How may I assist you?
Visitor: I just bought a UN32EH5300 Smart TV and want to download Adobe Flash player
Visitor: So far it has not allowed me to do so
Camerin: Thank you for the Model Number. I will be glad to assist you.
Camerin: Is this a Samsung recommended app?
Visitor: I was told pre-purchase by store staffer that this model has both abrowser AND Flash
Visitor: I don't know. I have used the browser but upon attempting to "update" Flash I had no success.
Camerin: The TV support Web browser .
Visitor: The browser works. But websites such as the ABC network require a Flash player update.
Camerin: I don't see Adobe Flash player a recommended app for your TV?
Visitor: I can't say. But this is a key issue.
Camerin: The TV installs only the Samsung recommended apps, since Adobe Flash player is not a recommended app for this TV, your not able to update it.
Visitor: So how does one watch ABC shows available online ?
Camerin: The TV has 10.1 Adobe Flash player inbuilt. So any source needs more than 10.1 Flash player will not be played.
Camerin: That could be a reason why the ABC shows are not being played on your TV.
Visitor: Is there any firmware available to modify that limitation ?
Camerin: I am afraid; As of now there is no update available.
Visitor: I see. I will have to return the unit to the store.
Camerin: Can I help you with anything else?
Visitor: Yes. Does the evolution kit alter this limitation,
Visitor: and shouldn't the box contain an i.r. blaster ?
Camerin: I am afraid ; The evolution kit is available only for 7500 and higher series.
Visitor: I see. That will be all, Camerin. Thank you.
Camerin: There is no IR blaster available for the TV.