How do I enable Flash Player within Google Chrome?

You will learn how to enable the Flash Player plugin, so that you can play videos that still use the Flash Player plugin within your web browser.

2020 update: Since Flash Player is no longer supported by Adobe, it is recommended to not enable Flash Player in any web browser.

This screenshot below shows how Chrome may display a page which has a Flash Player element when the plugin hasn't been enabled for that domain.

black screen within web browser

1. Click on the 'Customize and control Google Chrome' menu.

The 'Customize and control Google Chrome' menu looks like three vertical dots in the top right corner of the web browser.

 'Customize and control Google Chrome' menu is selected.

2. Select Settings.

Settings link is selected.

3. Click on the Search icon.

Search icon is selected.

4. Type 'flash'

 'flash' is typed into the Search field.

5. Scroll down to Content settings and click on it.

'Content settings' is selected.

6. Click on the arrow to the right of the Flash section.

Flash is selected.

7. Click on ADD in the Allow row.

ADD button is selected.

8. Type '[*.]'.

This will allow any web page within the domain to use the Flash Player plugin.

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9. Click on ADD.

ADD button is selected.

10. Refresh the web page.

Refresh icon is selected.

11. The video should now play.

video plays in web browser.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to enable the Flash Player plugin to play a video in Google Chrome.