Flash Player and Google’s Chrome integration

Today Google made available an initial integration of Flash Player with Chrome in the developer channel. This the result of the collaboration between Adobe and Google and more will come from this collaboration, so stay tuned.

From Chromium blog:

  • When users download Chrome, they will also receive the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. There will be no need to install Flash Player separately.
  • Users will automatically receive updates related to Flash Player using Google Chrome’s auto-update mechanism. This eliminates the need to manually download separate updates and reduces the security risk of using outdated versions.
  • With Adobe’s help, we plan to further protect users by extending Chrome’s “sandbox” to web pages with Flash content.

What is even more interesting is that we are working with Google, Mozilla, and others on a new API that will improve the integration between plug-ins and browsers. This API will replace the venerable NPAPI and it will make the browser/plug-ins combo much faster, reliable, and secure.

More about this on Flash Player Team Blog and here you can read about the current integration.

What do you think?

10 thoughts on “Flash Player and Google’s Chrome integration

  1. does apple ipad support google chrome?
    i think flash is going out…
    it’s time to develop new software adobe! or its time to develop hardware with software like apple…

  2. yeah I forgot to mention I am Steve Jobs’s slave and a wimped daily to post this kind of comments.

  3. @noname

    I have a hard time deciphering the meaning of your comments. I fail seeing how they are related to my post :(

  4. How will it be for those who want to use a different player (like the debug player)?

  5. @Jorge

    It should be possible to use external Flash Players instead of the build in…

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  7. To use the external flash player and not the built
    in one go to


    This path changes depending on your os version, chrome version and other os settings but i’m sure you’ll find it.

    Just delete or rename the file gcswf32.dll

  8. It pretty much sucks that Google Chrome doesn’t work with flash period. Every flash video that I want to view says that I need the up-to-date flash player and when I go to Adobe to install it it says, “Google Chrome already has the latest flashplayer installed.” After reading through tons of blogs and many different sites there seems to be no solution to this problem. Google chrome and flash on any 64-bit system just doesn’t work.

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