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5 Ways to Play Flash Videos on iOS Devices – iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Though many websites support other technologies like HTML 5 besides Flash, most of them still depend on Flash extensively for movies. For the iOS owners this would definitely be annoying to watch the Flash movies online as the iDevices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch lack Flash support by default. Consequently, the users of aforementioned devices would be seeking for other ways to include Flash video players in their devices in order to enjoy watching videos. However, it is not pretty tough as there is a collection of flash player apps in the iTunes store for users to download and install on their devices without the necessity to jailbreak.

Puffin Web Browser Free

The Puffin Web Browser Free is a fast Mobile Flash Browser delivers high speed browsing. The app is available for a trail period of 1 month and it offers Adobe Flash support over the cloud. It delivers complete web experience on both desktop and mobile view. Also, there is sync option that allows users to open tabs across multiple devices. Other interesting features of this app include Theater Mode, Virtual Trackpad and Virtual Gamepad and users can include add-ons such as Evernote, Facebook, Pocket, Translator and more as well.


360 Web Browser

With 360 Web Browser is a browser app that transcodes the flash videos on select websites. Interestingly, this is the only browser that provides support to Firefox Sync along with other features such as Media Player, Download Manager, Dropbox, Media Player and more. Users can choose over 20 features that can be mapped to 9 multi-touch gestures to classify their style. Further, this browser provides the ability to add and manage a variety of plug-ins that will suit the users’ needs and some of the popular ones include Track This, Instapaper, Evernote, Firebug Lite and others.

360 browser

Skyfire Browser

The Skyfire Browser is one of the best browser apps to watch flash videos on the web, but it does not support flash based apps, games, website or animations and only flash videos. Besides providing support for flash videos, the app features Twitter and Facebook integration that allows users to showcase the media content on the social networks.



iSwifter is a cloud based web browser with Flash support that allows users to enjoy playing Flash games and watching Flash videos. The app is also said to offer support for interactive Flash apps such as Facebook Social Games and other games available online. This app also provides support to multiple tabs and improved performance that enables syncing bookmarks across the iCloud enabled devices. In fact, this app also offers Retina Display support and enhanced touch gesture for games. This app is free only for a trial period of 7 days.


FLV Video Player

FLV Video Player app allows users to watch their favorite flash videos on their iDevice by simply downloading it. It supports both portrait and landscape orientation modes and it also displays the duration of the video and the current viewed time of the same. Users can watch the videos both in full screen and original size and watch any part of the clip by dragging the video bar. Other tasks that are also possible include muting or adjusting the volume of videos.

flv video player

Other Apps

Well, these are not the only browsers that can be used to play the flash videos on devices that run on the iOS operating system. There are more apps such as Cloud Browse, Flash Video Web Browser, Mercury Web Browser and Photon Browser in the iTunes store.

Parallels Access

Besides the aforementioned browser apps, there are services such as Parallels Access that provide a way to access the Flash content on iDevices. This can be accomplished by directly streaming content from Mac or PC. Parallels Access can remotely access the Mac and Windows applications from the iOS device from any location. This way, users can open any application such as Microsoft Office, Flash Player, Internet Explorer and Flash Browser that are available on their Mac or PC right from their iOS device. Downloading Parallels Access is one of the solutions to access Flash on iDevices.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.