Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Adobe Flash Player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 197 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.4.402.287
  • Total Downloads:
    2,126,301
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 08, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Most people know about the lack of support for Flash on the iPad and iPhone, but Flash is alive and well on Mac OS X with the Adobe Flash Player for Mac. As the app name suggests, this is a player for Flash 11 videos for Mac OS X 10.6 and higher. Adobe Flash Player for Mac is a browser plug-in and allows viewing of Web sites with Flash videos embedded in them to appear on the Mac OS. You won't find Adobe Flash Player for Mac on the App Store (thanks to the dispute between the two companies) but you can get it from the Adobe and many download sites.

Flash 11 is the latest version of Flash from Adobe, and Adobe Flash Player for Mac supports all the features of Flash 11 including filters and effects and false 3D. Since a considerable number of Web sites rely on Flash, having the ability to view these videos using Safari or other Mac-compatible browser allows Web sites to appear as the developers intended. In testing, Adobe Flash Player for Mac worked as advertised, playing Flash videos inside our Web browser without intervention, although we did experience freezes of a few videos on some sites (randomly, it seems) that required a refresh of the site to overcome. Curiously, most of the issues were while using Firefox.

Adobe Flash Player for Mac isn't the only Flash player available for the Mac, but it's the official release from Adobe. For the most part it worked great, but the random lockups are a bit worrisome. Still, that's better than not having any Flash support on the Mac at all.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Downloaded Flash Player, but impossible to install."

December 21, 2014  |  By Itzdon32

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235

Pros

worked fine 3 years on mini mac, till Adobe began blacking out videos and instructing me to download 16.0, which I did. Nightmare from then on.

Cons

All the ways Adobe tells me to INSTALL Flash wind up at a dead end. Even the checkmark "Let Adobe install for you" doesn't work. I can't believe, after 28 years using a mac, that one company, with one program, could bring my computer to it's knees. Have spent many hours looking for the answer. I need help here! I'm 82 years old and love my mac, and all macs I've had before. Somebody?

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2 stars

"Difficult installation"

August 18, 2014  |  By M. Pitts-Campbell

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.176

Pros

Seems to work, when I finally got it installed.

Cons

Download was unable to upgrade/delete the previous version. I went back and forth to Adobe's Web site, always coming up with the same unworkable solution. I eventually had to god through my files, manually, and delete, manually, everything related to Flash. THEN it was happy to install, as a new installation rather than an upgrade.

Summary

Be VERY wary of downloading this.

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5 stars

"What is all this crap about it not working?"

February 22, 2014  |  By Mark Thornton

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70

Pros

I have 12 installed. I don't recall ever having a problem with any of them. Installation problems??? - It should be a no brainer automatic install, as Mac systems remind you of updates . . .

Cons

I don't know of any.

Summary

It never occurred to me that it would be a problem, especially with so many of the "reviewers". I have to guess there is something wrong with their Macs . . . .

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1 stars

"Adobe Flash Player on Mac is a joke"

December 21, 2013  |  By radrians

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170

Pros

None. If it doesn't work consistently and properly, then it ain't worthy of any stars. CNET...you need a minus-star above.

Cons

As with some many other reviewers, my MacBook Pro "hates" Adobe Flash Player. After repeated downloads over many months...it never has worked properly. Will hang up in the system, will not let me "allow" the Mac to load it, will disappear from the computer mysteriously. I think Mac hates Flash so much that it spits it out like a bitter pill.

Summary

Since Flash (and Silverlight player, forget it, it's Microsoft) are the only two players that Amazon Prime streaming video accepts, you might as well cancel your subscription to Amazon video streaming on your computer. The folks at Amazon should raise holy heck with Adobe AND Apple to get their heads out of their butts and settle their differences.

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1 stars

"Useless. Not needed."

November 15, 2013  |  By poseidon629

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152

Pros

0!!!!!!!! Forget this garbage.

Cons

Rated X. Site is frozen. This is nearly 2014 and the geeks can't get it right. Flash is over.

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1 stars

"Installer for version 11.8.800.94 hangs"

July 09, 2013  |  By KerryGinn--2008

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.94

Pros

(not applicable)

Cons

The version of the installer of Flash version 11.8.800.94 for Mac OS was available on July 9, 2013 froze at the Update step.
(AdobeFlashPlayerInstaller_11_ltrosxd_aaa_aih.dmg 943,382 bytes; Mac OS X 10.8.4).

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4 stars

"Works for me"

April 25, 2013  |  By rx_schlegel16

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169

Pros

I worked fine for me.

Cons

none that I found yet

Summary

Not sure what the problem people have is. it worked fine for me.

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1 stars

"New one won't download!!!!"

April 09, 2013  |  By vision4u

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 10.1.53.64

Pros

ABSOLUTELY NONE!!!!!!! Want 10.1 back.

Cons

Hate the new one won't download!!!! I deleted my 10.1 I want it back!! Is there any way to get it?

Summary

New Version is awful!!!!!!!!

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5 stars

"how can I download flash player for my mac pro?"

March 17, 2013  |  By ardeshir bagheri

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180

Pros

how can i download adobe flash player for my mac pro os x 10.82?
adobe flash is needed for mac,without it, how can we see videos?
it,s not fair,we suffer for companies disagreements.please some one helps me.

Cons

this is a TALEBAN-BEN-LADAN act.cut it and solve this problem please.

Summary

i love adobe flash player all products

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1 stars

"extremely unfriendly dowloads"

March 15, 2013  |  By Bruce R Nelson

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180

Pros

I have NEVER been able to make FLASH download to my Mac 10.6 for over 2 years now. All I get when flash pops up is "allow/disallow"" for which NOTHING EVER HAPPEWNS when I click "allow"

Cons

your site rejects donwload to MAC for over 2 years

Summary

if you can't make flash user friendly then why am I forced to deal with you?

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date October 08, 2012
Date Added October 08, 2012
Version 11.4.402.287
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.04MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,126,301
Downloads Last Week 1,431
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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