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Flash player for Kindle Fire HD

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Initial post: 8 Dec 2012 12:04:24 GMT
Lm Murphy says:
Does anyone know if I need to download a flash player for my fire hd in order to stream live football. I normally watch it through VIPbox on my laptop but it's not working on my kindle. Any suggestions?

Posted on 8 Dec 2012 12:14:25 GMT
CBRetriever says:
no, Adobe doesn't support Flash on any android app 4.0 and above which means most new tablets

Posted on 8 Dec 2012 12:18:20 GMT
S. Reason says:
Flash is basically discontinued now.

However, Denis has mentioned a browser for the Fire which allows you to install a version of it. Can't remember what its called but if you look through some of the numerous threads on here asking the same question, I'm sure you will find it.

Posted on 8 Dec 2012 12:53:06 GMT
CBRetriever says:

Posted on 8 Dec 2012 19:00:24 GMT
If Flash Player is no longer supported any suggestions on how to get i-player?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2012 20:27:35 GMT
DaveyH says:
A version of iPlayer that works on the Kindle is available from the Amazon appstore

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2012 20:32:29 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2012 20:38:02 GMT
CBRetriever says:
there's a browser named porpoise?


In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2012 21:50:19 GMT
no! - just - porpoise!!

Posted on 10 Dec 2012 17:44:30 GMT
I can't find anything in the uk for live video streaming for my new kindle fire - they are usa ones and won't let you download its pretty poor by amazon!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2012 00:49:19 GMT
yep, i am in uk and disappointed but it seems that flash will soon be a thing of the past

Posted on 22 Dec 2012 20:16:15 GMT
T. Franklin says:
I have overcome the problem of getting Flash to work on a Kindle fire and adding TVcatchup.
1. Download and install the Dolphin Browser
2. Download and install the Flash player for ics (NOT the standard Flash player, as that gives the blue brick problem) I located it at
3. To download the TVcatchup App and NOT have to use the GooglePlay site (That Kindles cannot use), visit this link on the TVcatchup site for a beta version of the app that they are developing
It works really well on a stock standard Kindle with no need for rooting etc

Posted on 26 Dec 2012 10:56:12 GMT
Hi i have kindle fire hd i have tried to play facebook games but it says to update flash player but it wont open file

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2012 09:50:24 GMT
T. G. Maude says:
Hi,where do I get dolphin from? thanks

Posted on 28 Dec 2012 09:59:14 GMT
ChrisJ says:

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2012 10:02:13 GMT
W. Sharp says: identified this and a couple of other problems with Kindle and set up the following download links at dropbox (free downloads) you can view the article at and get the downloads from dropbox at:

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2012 10:14:55 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Very useful link, thanks W.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2013 16:06:18 GMT
Miss Dolphin says:
I have managed to get TV catchup using Dolphin browser, download the Good e-reader app store and youre on your way! x

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2013 17:04:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jan 2013 17:07:57 GMT
Back Porch says:
In the UK use the i-player app and the TVcatchup app. Bothare available on UK amazon app store and work well the latter gives access live access to around 50 channels.

Posted on 2 Jan 2013 18:40:43 GMT
I altered my settings to allow downloads from any site. Then I downloaded the good e reader app store. On there was ' essential downloads' from where I installed the es file app. Then I downloaded Dolphin Browser HD and Flash player for ICS (has to be the ics version). Then you just use Dolphin to browse the web and Flash files play fine. Thanks to all postings on here which helped enormously , now after 3 months of trying, i can view my live web cams . remember that you need to use the dolphin browser to open the web pages.

Posted on 7 Jan 2013 16:12:38 GMT
Tap on the Web icon on your Kindle.
Key in That should get you access to the website.
Once your in tap on the 'App Store' icon
On the right side of the screen you should see a few rectangles - you need the one that says 'The Good Reader app store'; tap on it.
On the left of the screen you should see an orange rectangle with 'Download' in it; tap on that.
You should now be in Goodereader Android App store. Tap on the green bar at the top of the screen and key in 'Dolphin'
Dolphin HD should be top of the list - tap on it and install it (NB you should have already changed the settings on you Kindle to allow other sites to access you machine, otherwise none of this will work)
Go back to the Goodereader App store and tap on 'Essential Apps'. You should see two references to Flash player. tap on the second - Adobe Flash for ICS. Again, tap on it and install it.

Posted on 12 Jan 2013 18:20:32 GMT
Molly Harper says:
What device do you set the dolphin HD to?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 18:41:20 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Molly, Dolphin is a browser, similar to Silk. I'm not sure what you mean whan you ask what you set it to. Personally I wouldn't set it as my default browser as I quite like Silk for most purposes but it's useful to have Dolphin as a "Favourite" to make it easy to find and start.

Posted on 12 Jan 2013 18:46:54 GMT
Molly Harper says:
once I go onto dolphin it asks me am I a desktop iPhone pad or android device? not sure which to set it to! anyone know what I mean?:)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013 18:49:56 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Well, which do you have, an iPhone or an Android device? You haven't said, but if you have a Fire then it's an android device. If you'd installed Dolphin from somewhere like the goodereader app store you'd have automatically got the android version.
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