If you want to use major Android browsers, such as Chrome, to play videos or games that require Flash, then you’re out of luck because they don’t support Flash anymore.
So, the alternative is to either look for some sort of extension or use an Android browser that still supports Flash.
In this article, I’ll focus on 3 best Flash browsers for Android, which are also free. Unfortunately, there are not many left…
1. Puffin Browser
Current rating: 3.9 | Current installs: 50M+
Puffin got some bad reviews lately, apparently due to a recent update, but it’s a good Android browser app, hence the 50M+ installs.
The browser app provides the latest Flash version, and now it includes Adobe-Flash-Over-Cloud 24/7, without an additional in-app purchase.
- Fast – It shifts the resources over to the cloud servers, instead of your device;
- Cloud protection – All the traffic from the Puffin app to the cloud servers is encrypted;
- Saves bandwidth – Due to its own compression algorithm, the Puffin browser can save up to 90% of your bandwidth on regular web browsing.
- Theater mode for Flash videos and games;
- Color themes for sidebar and toolbar;
- Virtual gamepad and trackpad;
- Incognito tab.
2. Dolphin Browser
Current rating: 4.1 | Current installs: 50M+
Dolphin is another good and free Flash browser for Android that provides a fast and good experience.
Besides using a flash player, it also comes with an HTML5 video player that major browsers tend to use nowadays.
- Personalized search – It allows you to easily switch search engines (e.g. Google, Bing, etc.);
- Gestures – This is an interesting feature that allows you to access different sites based on a gesture you create. For example, if you draw a G, it can open up Google;
- Sonar – It allows you to use your voice to search.
- AdBlock (add-on);
- Incognito browsing;
- Different themes;
- Quick share for social media.
The Dolphin browser app also provides plenty of add-ons. Make sure to check them out.
3. Photon Browser
Current rating: 3.5 | Current installs: 10M+
The Photon browser app for Android has built-in support for the Flash plugin player. It supports games and websites as well, not just videos.
Flash is not enabled by default. You can turn it on or off by clicking the lightning bolt icon.
- Local Access mode – Allows you to watch movies, local TV stations, and access sites that may be blocked based on geographical IP;
- Dynamic bandwidth – Allows you to adjust your bandwidth, which is useful for 3G connections;
- VPN – Can act like a VPN service that allows you to browse and unblock services like Hulu.
- Incognito browsing;
- Desktop mode with support for multiple agents (e.g. Safari, Chrome, etc.);
- Support for Adobe FLV and SWF format.
That’s it for this mini-collection of best Flash browsers for Android. I hope you found one that you enjoy!