The most recent version of Android, dubbed Jelly Bean, may have the most up-to-date features, but it won’t have support for Adobe’s Flash Player. With lot of video web content using Adobe Flash technology, you may be missing flash on your Nexus 7 and other Jelly Bean devices. Now you can watch and playback Flash videos with ease using the two methods listed below.

Part 1: Install Flash on the Nexus 7 and Other Jelly Bean Devices

Adding Flash support to the Google Nexus 7 can be accomplished in two simple steps, The tips below represent the easiest solution I’ve found to add or enable Flash quickly on your Nexus 7, without having to “root” your device or take any other more complicated steps.

1. Download Adobe Flash Play 11.1 apk here or download it from XDA Developers. After the file has downloaded open and install it. Please be sure that “Install from unkown sources” is checked off in the Android settings for the Nexus 7.

2. Install Firefox Beta browser from the Android Market.

Note: By default FireFox Beta has plugins set to “on demand”, which can cause some minor inconviences, however you can remedy this problem by going to:
FireFox Beta settings (three dots to right corner) -> Settings -> Plugins -> Select: Enabled

Part 2: Play Downloaded Flash Videos on Nexus 7

Generally, Flash format includes SWF, FLV, F4V. These three kinds of Flash video are widely used and transferred in online video websites. iFunia Video Converter could convert flash videos (*.flv, *.f4v) to H.264 or MPEG-4 encoded videos that are compatible with the Nexus 7. For convenience, a step-by-step guide on how to do for playing Flash videos on Nexus 7 is offered as well.



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Step 1. Add flash video FLV/F4V files

Clicking “Add Files” button to load your Flash videos (*.FLV, *F4V) to this Video Converter for Mac. You can preview the imported video and capture a photo during the preview.

Step 2. Set output format to be compatible with Nexus 7

After the preparation work is done, go to the setting panel on the right. Click the drop-down arrow under “Output Format”. Choose a Nexus 7 Compatible video format.

Nexus 7 supported Music Format: AAC, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, Vorbis, AMR-WB. AMR-NB

Nexus 7 supported video format: H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4, VP8

Step 3. Play flash FLV/F4V files on Nexus 7

After all the settings are done, just hit “Start” and let this smart flash FLV/F4V to Nexus 7 Video Converter for Mac to do the rest for you! After the conversion, just transfer converted Flash videos to the Nexus 7, then you can enjoy playing Flash on Nexus 7.


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14 Responses to How to Install and Play Flash Videos on Google Nexus 7

  1. gurbasant singh says:

    How can I save a downloaded PDF file on N7?. And how can I find a saved PDF or word file?.

  2. Paddy says:

    Had to reboot my Nexus 7, now works perfectly.

  3. Jamie says:

    By default Firefox was redirecting me to the mobile version of the iPlayer site. I had to select Request Desktop Site in the FF settings. Works fine now! Thanks

  4. Kimberley says:

    have installed as suggested, using Firefox and it seems ok except can’t watch bbc iplayer as others can – it says my device isn’t supported. What can I do to fix this?

  5. Roy says:

    Works well, except that Flash (or something) won’t allow screen to go to landscape. Stays in portrait mode. Thanks so much for this. Saved me a return trip to the store!y..

  6. awoosterb says:

    Hi’ cheers for that Firefox and a flash from my Google nexus works a treat to get BBC iPlayer going’ cheers

  7. JACQUES says:

    Amy, Firefox Beta crashed while showing FLV (Flash) docs. Any idea why?

  8. Zach says:

    I tried the above comment on how to put flash on my N7, but after successfully doing those steps no flash videos work! Cmon google, I bought this tab over all others because I was told it supported FLASH. Can anyone help me out?

  9. Maggie says:

    Everything worked like a charm until I get to the point you mentioned in your last reply: “tap to start the plugin” but it will not accept any response from the touchscreen on that button. Nothing I do activates that darned button. Any other suggestions?

  10. martin says:

    Works fine for me too :)

  11. Debra says:

    Hi’ cheers for that Firefox and a flash from my Google nexus works a treat to get BBC iPlayer going’ cheers

  12. darkermylove says:

    Just install Firefox Beta, then when you go to iplayer, in settings choose request desktop site. Works like a charm for all flash content!

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  14. Reg says:

    Thanks for the steps to set up for my Nexus 7.Now I can view flash videos.

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