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Play Flash audio, video, and other content

The Adobe Flash plugin lets you hear and see Flash audio and video content on Chrome on your computer. If you're using a mobile device, Flash won't work on Chrome.

By default, Chrome asks if you want to run Adobe Flash when you visit a page that has it. Click to see the Flash content.

Let Flash videos, animations, and games play automatically

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Privacy," click Content settings.
  5. Find the "Flash" section.
  6. If you trust the websites you visit and want videos, animations, and games to be playable automatically, choose Allow sites to run Flash.

To allow Flash for only certain websites, click Manage exceptions. Enter a website, and set its behavior to "Allow." Learn more about allowing content on certain sites.

Block Flash videos, animations, and games from playing

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Privacy," click Content settings.
  5. Find the "Flash" section.
  6. If you don't want Flash content to be playable, choose Block sites from running Flash.

Fix problems with Flash

Error: "Adobe Flash has been blocked because it is out of date" or "Couldn't load plugin"

Flash isn't supported on Chrome for Android devices, iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices.

If you see these error messages on your computer, try these steps.

Error: "The following plugin has crashed" or you see the plugin icon Plugin
  1. If Adobe Flash doesn't restart automatically, force it to close:
    1. At the top right, click More More.
    2. Click More Tools and then Task Manager.
    3. Select "Plugin: Shockwave Flash."
    4. Click End process.
  2. At the top left, click Reload Reload.
Error: "The following plugins were blocked on this page"

Chrome automatically blocks some content. By default, Chrome won't play Flash content if the plugin is out-of-date or the content isn't central to the website.

To fix the issue, try these steps.

If you don't see Flash settings

If you’re using a work or school device, your organization might not let you change Flash settings.

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