How to Fix Flash Player not working in Google Chrome

/ Shayne Sherman

Google Chrome has a built-in flash player when you download it. However in some cases, flash player is disabled on chrome by default.

This means you cannot watch media from websites that use flash player. You also cannot play browser games that use flash player.

In this guide, we will show you how to enable flash player on chrome and allow you to view media content that utilizes Adobe flash player.

Proceed to the methods below to get started.

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Method 1: Enable Flash Player

Step 1: Click on the three horizontal dots on the upper right of the screen

Step 2: Click on Settings

Step 3: Scroll down and find Site Settings

Step 4: Find flash and open it

Step 5: Make sure “block sites from running flash” is turned off

Step 6: Try viewing flash content on chrome and see if the issue is resolved

Method 2: Update Google Chrome

Step 1: Go to chrome settings

Step 2: Click on About Chrome

Step 3: Chrome will automatically check for a new version and update it

Method 3: Update Flash Player

If adobe flash player is outdated, it can cause flash player to run into errors especially if you are viewing latest flash content. The outdated flash player may not be compatible to the flash content which causes the error.

Follow the steps below to updater adobe flash player on Google chrome

Step 1: Open chrome and paste this URL “chrome://components/”

Step 2: Scroll down and find Adobe Flash Player

Step 3: Click on check for update

Step 4: Wait for the update to finish

Step 5: Try viewing flash content on chrome and see if the issue is resolved

Method 4: Clear Google Chrome’s Cache

Step 1: Click on the three horizontal dots on the upper right of the screen

Step 2: Click on Settings

Step 3: Click on Autofill on the side menu

Step 4: Select Clear Browsing Data

Step 5:  Click on Advanced tab and check cached images and files and cookies and other site data

Step 6: Click on Clear data

Step 7: After clearing cache data, try to open flash content on chrome and see if the issue is resolved

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If the issue on adobe flash player is still present after performing the steps above. Try checking your graphics card driver and see if there is an update.

Go to the graphics card manufacturer’s website and download the latest driver for your device.