Do Chromebooks Support Flash?

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Chromebook Adobe Flash

Short Answer:

Yes! Chromebooks come with a version of Flash pre-installed. There is no need to download or install anything in order to view Adobe Flash content on a Chromebook.

Long Answer:

Google maintains a version of Flash that is integrated into the Chrome browser, and Chromebooks, via the Pepper API (PPAPI). This version of Flash is updated along with Chrome OS automatically when your Chromebook updates. Auto-updating of Flash is convenient and also a security benefit as users do not need to manually update Flash and can not be tricked into downloading fake Flash upgrades (a popular method of infecting Windows computers with viruses). Some have even suggested that Chromebooks offer the safest environment for browsing Flash enabled sites.

Flash versions are provided for all Chromebook hardware platforms including both ARM and Intel based processors. The version of Flash that Google provides also includes DRM functionality required by sites such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.