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Kindle hdx and Flash Player

Oct 20, 2013 8:15 AM

Just got the new Kindle hdx and wanted to install flash player.   Was told by support there is no flash player available for Kindle hdx.  Is this true.  What is the problem?  What can I do now?

 
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    Oct 20, 2013 12:05 PM   in reply to tjlee500

    Your tablet (Kindle or Galaxy) uses the Android Operating System. Android dropped ALL support of Flash technology last June.

     

    Adobe stopped ALL development of Flash for Android last year. (July 2012) That includes Kindle as well as Samsung Tablets. Additionally, Samsung and Amazon have ended support for Flash in ALL of their newest tablet models.

     

    The following is from Samsung Support (07/31/2013):

    "Beginning August 15, 2012 we will use the configuration settings in the Google Play Store to limit continued access to Flash Player updates to only those devices that have Flash Player already installed. Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15th, 2012."

     

    And from Kindle Support (07/31/2013):

    "The Amazon Silk web browser on Kindle Fire 1st Generation supports some, but not all, versions of Flash. Adobe Flash is pre-installed on a 1st Generation Kindle Fire and is disabled by default.

    If you see a message to install Flash while using your Kindle Fire, this means that the content you're attempting to view uses Flash. If you want to view the content, you'll need to enable Flash through the Silk settings menu.

    If a web page suffers from slow performance due to Flash, or you're unable to view a web page with Flash enabled, we recommend switching to mobile view when browsing a Flash-heavy website to see if that solves your problem:

    Some popular websites may also have an app available. Check Amazon Appstore, accessible through the Apps library on your Kindle Fire, for availability.

    The Amazon Silk web browser on Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, Kindle Fire HD 7", and Kindle Fire HD 8.9" doesn't support Flash.

    Some sites use alternative web technologies to Flash in their mobile versions. We recommend switching to mobile view when browsing a website with Flash content to see if that solves your problem:

    Some popular websites may also have an app available. Check Amazon Appstore, accessible through the Apps or Games library on your Kindle Fire, for availability."

     

    See: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions. html

    There are older versions of Flash Player (for Android) at that link, but there are no guarantees any of them will work.

     

    See also: "How do I manually install Flash Player on my Android device?"

     

    You can find info about "Dolphin" for Android at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser It seems to be the browser of choice to play Flash content on an Android device.

     

    Also, check the Android forums to see what their "gurus" recommend.

     
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    Oct 25, 2013 7:54 AM   in reply to tjlee500

    I sideloaded Flash to my HDX. It works pretty well. I can watch Youtube videos in desktop mode. Here's a tutorial: http://installkindlefirehdx.com/install-flash-kindle-fire-hdx/

     
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    Oct 25, 2013 11:28 AM   in reply to pho77

    "Sideloading" isn't supported, so we can't endorse it here.

     
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    Oct 25, 2013 12:14 PM   in reply to Mike M

    Sorry, was just trying to help out

     
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    Oct 25, 2013 12:26 PM   in reply to tjlee500

    tjlee500 wrote:

     

    Why am I getting this?

     

    You need to turn off email notifications under your Adobe profile settings.

     
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