How to visit a website with Flash on Android


Adobe Flash is not passed through its time of greatest popularity. In fact, Flash is discontinued on Android from 2012. At this point many web developers have embraced the benefits of HTML5, AMP and other technologies to not throw much of less to Flash the mobile but some pages are resisting the use of Flash.

While in Chrome and Firefox for the PC still shows you (reluctantly) the Flash content, versions for Android the major browsers will not include support for Flash. What can you do to use Flash in a browser?

The solution, third party web browser

the solution is The same today that five years: use a special browser. In this the experts are the browsers chinese as UC Browser, Dolphin Browser or Puffin Browser. Now, not all of these browsers have aged like.

UC Browser has had some recent controversies (with temporary removal from Play Store included), requires too many permissions and sends more notifications than we would like, while Dolphin Browser don’t work properly and requires an additional installation to run Flash. Thus, in 2018 the best option to navigate through web pages with flash content is Puffin Browser.

Puffin Web Browser

Puffin Web Browser7.1.2.18064

Puffin Browser is an alternative web browser of taiwanese that has managed to stay out of controversy, not upset, that continues to be updated periodically and which includes the support for Flash directly factory, without doing anything more.

Opens Flash in Puffin

Puffinychrome The same website in Chrome (left) and Puffin (right).

As Puffin Browser already brings support for Flash content from the factory, really you do not need to do anything else beyond surfing the net as always. The only thing that you have to keep in mind is that some pages can change the layout optimized for mobile devices, without Flash, so it is possible that you need to activate the mode view as on the PC.

Vistacomopc You may need to force the view mode PC

Puffin copy a large part of the interface of Google Chrome, so you don’t should cost find computer in your menu. Remember that this can only be necessary in some of the pages have a different layout and without Flash for your mobile phone.

With special controls


much of the Flash content is created with the idea of a PC in mind, with your keyboard and mouse. This becomes really problematic to manage with the mobile only with touch controls. Puffin Browser shows some special controls on the screen with the to emulate a mouse and the control with keyboard you can get more of a rush, especially in Flash games.

The mouse control allows you to simulate the mouse wheel or a trackpad, while the simulator command “map” certain keys of a keyboard, configurable, a few buttons, an overlay on the screen.

And theater mode full screen


Another peculiarity of the Puffin Browser, which makes it a great alternative for consuming Flash content is the theater mode. Accessible from the same menu of options, detects and shows full-screen Flash content. The result is good in the majority of Flash games of the web, although it can be confusing for pages that contain only certain blocks in Flash integrated with the rest of the web.

In summary, to be able to continue viewing Flash content in your Android you must escape from the traditional web browsers and opt for one that is less known. There is No lack of alternatives on Google Play (Flash Fox, Ace Browser, Mercury Browser…) but in 2018 Puffin Browser is left with the reward of “easiest way to view Flash” to work without more and include extra tools.

In Xataka Android | Adiós, Flash for Android: thanks for trying

The news How to visit a website with Flash on Android was originally published in Xataka Android by Ivan Ramirez .

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How to visit a website with Flash on Android
Source: english  
April 10, 2018

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