Update Adobe Flash Player

Most videos on YouTube are streamed through Adobe Flash Player, a plug-in for your web browser. Having the latest version of Adobe Flash Player ensures the best viewing experience, and usually resolves the following situations:

  • You're having trouble playing videos
  • You see the error message “You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video” when trying to view a video

Here’s how to upgrade to the latest version:

  1. Check your Flash Player version
  2. Download the latest version
  3. Exit your browser once you’ve downloaded the file
  4. Open the Adobe Flash Player Installer on your computer to complete the installation process

If you have any issues during the installation process, visit Adobe’s help page.