Flash Player in Chrome, An Update

As we recently announced, we’re working with Google to integrate Flash Player into Google Chrome so that when users install or update the browser, they will also receive the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, with no need to do a separate install.
Chrome 5.0 and Flash Player 10.1 have been in beta testing together for the last several weeks. Now as we are preparing our final releases, Google is locking down Chrome 5.0 first, without the beta version of Flash Player 10.1 built-in (since the plug-in will still be in beta when Chrome 5.0 ships). Once we finalize Flash Player 10.1, it will be reintegrated into Chrome shortly.
In the meantime, if you download the latest build of Chrome, the integrated Flash Player will not be enabled by default (though it is still available behind the “-enable-internal-flash” command line flag). However, if you have a version of Flash Player on your system for other plugin-based browsers, Chrome will automatically use the shared version of Flash Player.

16 Responses to Flash Player in Chrome, An Update

  1. Matt says:

    What are the implications of this for developers with the debug player installed?

  2. T says:

    @Matt you can disable the build in player and use the debug one from chrome://plugins/ . It’s that easy.

  3. jude says:

    i can’t watch some video online.require latest adobe flash player.how do i get one?

  4. Matt says:

    All good. Thanks

  5. Paul Betlem says:

    Our current shiipping release is here:
    Our soon-to-be released version is here:

  6. Paul Betlem says:

    That’s correct – The issue is discussed here:

  7. tom says:

    catch 22.
    have chrome. try to use hotmail or other page that needs flash. i accept advice to install plug in. it puts up a window that says must turn off chrome in order to proceed, with cancel or try again buttons. i shut off chrome. and then the try again button doesn’t work. catch 22. you’re both great, but hope you two get it together soon

  8. JTtheGeek says:

    Sounds reasonable, don’t include a beta product in a final release of another product. Now what google should do is if it detects flash player installed, automatically & transparently automatically update it to the latest player version. That would just be friggin awesome!

  9. Bill Kos MD says:

    Considering the security alert about Flash 10.0, how can I ensure that my Chrome browser is running the release version 10.1?

  10. Alicia D. says:

    I’m a normal human being using System 7. I have installed Chrome, restarted, installed Adobe Flash, restarted, and I can’t see the videos on nytimes.com. (Same results that Tom reported May 31.) What do I need to do to get this to work?

  11. Tejadora says:

    Get me flash player

  12. ejaz ali says:


  13. Liliana says:

    I have `google chrome . what flash player do I have to instal ? there are so many video that I can’t see.

  14. Paul Betlem says:

    Here is the URL for a Chrome install.

  15. degar says:

    I have goggle in my cell phone called android but every time I want to watch a movie or sumtin I can’t open or watch because of this adobe flash player that I have to download or install but I can’t. Install it because it says its unsupported so wat do I do to be able to watch movie?I