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. Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 14:08
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    Chrome for Android doesn't support extensions, either.
    – ale
    Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 15:34

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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
    Commented Oct 10, 2013 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
    Commented Oct 10, 2013 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
    Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 17:25
  • Many thanks. I probably shouldn't have just dropped in the first result from Google.
    – dotVezz
    Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 17:29

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

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