I can open SWF URLs in Chrome for PC, however, I cannot open them using Chrome for Android on my device.

Is there a Chrome plugin, or is there Java code that will do the mission, if there is, I will create a new Android project and program it then install the APK.

The URL that I test with is :


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    Chrome for Android doesn't support Flash, and neither do newer Android versions. – onik Oct 10 '13 at 14:08
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    Chrome for Android doesn't support extensions, either. – ale Oct 10 '13 at 15:34

What's your Android version? I'll assume you're using 4.1 or newer.

The .swf extension is used by files played by Adobe Flash Player. Unfortunately, Flash is not supported on Android since 4.1.

You can try installing the Flash Player APK. The latest version is for 4.0/ICS, but some people say it works on 4.1+/JB as well. Remember: Your Mileage May Vary™.

Additionally, Chrome for Android never supported Flash - even with the APK installed. (Thanks to Compro01 for confirming that!) So you'll need to use a different browser.

If you are not using Android 4.1 or newer, please update your question with more information.

  • Chrome Android doesn't play ball with flash. You need to use a different browser to make use of the installed flash APK, which does work on at least 4.1 on my GS3. – Compro01 Oct 10 '13 at 15:17
  • @Compro01, thanks! That's what I suspected, and it's good to have confirmation. I've edited the answer with regard to your comment. – dotVezz Oct 10 '13 at 16:23
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    Furthermore, I'd recommend getting the apk directly from Adobe rather than some random source. I edited your answer to point there. – Compro01 Oct 10 '13 at 17:25
  • Many thanks. I probably shouldn't have just dropped in the first result from Google. – dotVezz Oct 10 '13 at 17:29

I just discovered Boat Browser (adware, or pro version) in Google Play. It plays SWF/FLV inside the browser. Perfect for my needs, where I usually browse SWF/FLV-heavy educational websites. Much better than Chrome, FF, Opera, Dolphin, etc., IMO.


You can also use the Photon browser. It has flash support built in. Just downloaded it and tried it on a .swf and it worked great!


Just downloaded Flashfox from Google Play store and issues with swf dissapeared.

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