How to Install Flash Player on Your Nexus 7 Tablet to Watch Streaming Web-Based Flash Videos
You've probably see this a million times on your Nexus 7 tablet:
On some streaming sites it's "You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video," and on others it may be "You need to install the Adobe Flash plugin." Whatever it is, you have the same problem—Flash does not work on your Nexus 7.
So what do you do? There's no Flash Player or Flash plugin in the Google Play Store anymore, so now what? Out of luck? NO WAY!
Today, I'll show you how to manually install the latest Adobe Flash plugin for Android Jellly Bean on your Google Nexus 7 tablet and get streaming video sites to work again! You'll be able to play video straight from the YouTube desktop site, and any other Flash-based video sties, just like on your computer and enjoy the FULL WEB EXPERIENCE!
The new build of Android, version 4.4 KitKat, does not support any of the official Adobe Flash plugins, but you can still watch Flash Player videos using our guide on installing Flash Player on KitKat for the Nexus 7. If you're still on Jelly Bean for some reason, continue with the guide below.
Just because the plugin is gone from the Play Store doesn't mean it's not on Adobe's own website. Unknown to many, Adobe still keeps the Android Flash plugin updated every once in a while—it's just hidden away on their website.
Lucky for you, Adobe has an archive of all past versions. If you're using Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or below, use this Flash Player. If you have 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) up to 4.3 (Jelly Bean), use this Flash Player. Go ahead and use that link to download the APK file directly from your Nexus 7 tablet and install the plugin.
These do not work with Android 4.4 (KitKat).
Here's the plugin successfully installed on your tablet.
If you can't install the APK file, make sure to enable unknown sources in Settings -> Security first.
Flash support was removed from Chrome and the stock browser on Jelly Bean, so they won't work with the plugin. But, Firefox for Android still supports the Flash plugin.
Now, it's as simple as loading YouTube or your favorite streaming video site with Firefox to begin watching Flash-based video! You might even be able to play a few Flash games.
Here it is in action.
Now, tell us if it worked for you!
Original cover photo by Stephane <3