Adobe Flash Player

Supported Product

Adobe's Flash Player is a recommended plug-in for viewing multimedia files on the web. With Flash installed, you can view animations, hear streaming audio, and participate in interactive demos. To check for current versions of all your web browser plug-ins, please go to Mozilla's plug-in check here.


Flash Player is a free plug-in; it is available for download from Adobe's web site.

  • Download the Windows version of Flash Player for Firefox and Internet Explorer (Flash Player is integrated in Google Chrome)
  • Download the OS X version of Flash Player for Firefox and Safari (Flash Player is integrated in Google Chrome)


No further configuration is necessary.


A number of Schools and Centers at Penn are providing training to their faculty and staff. Some training is offered for Flash Player. For more information, see the @ Penn page.

Related resources

Security advisory: Adobe has acknowledged vulnerabilities in versions of Flash Player for OS X and Windows prior to Information Systems & Computing (ISC) strongly suggests upgrading to Flash Player or later.

Windows 8.1 Update compatibility

Flash Player is integrated within Windows Internet Explorer 11 and compatible with Windows 8.1 Update. It is also compatible when used within desktop versions of Chrome and Firefox.

OS X Yosemite compatibility

Flash Player versions and above function correctly in OS X Yosemite.

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Date Posted: March 18, 2013 Tags: Provider Resource, Supported Product, Media Player

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