How Can I Download Adobe Flash Player for Free?

By Catherine Hewson

Adobe Flash Player is a free software program that enables users to view files that are created in Flash, such as YouTube videos and website animations, among other things. While Flash Player does come standard with some browsers such as Google Chrome, others require the download and installation of Adobe Flash Player. Fortunately, downloading Adobe Flash Player is not only free, but also easy.

Step 1

Visit the Flash Player download page at the Adobe website (see Resources).

Step 2

Click “Get the latest version.” Adobe determines the most recent version of the free Adobe Flash Player for your browser.

Step 3

Click “Install” on the download dialog box that appears.

Step 4

Click “Yes” if prompted to by Windows.

Step 5

Wait for the installation of Adobe Flash Player to complete. Installation usually completes within a few minutes but may take longer depending on the speed of your computer and your Internet connection. The Adobe Flash Player logo and text will appear when the installation process is complete.

Tips & Warnings

  • Check for updates often. Adobe is continuously releasing updates to the free Flash Player to fix bugs and introduce new features. You should check for updates at least once a month by visiting the Adobe website.