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  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Flash player on 4.3?

    Previous to the update I installed flash player from the Adobe archive and could watch Amazon prime videos on the default Internet browser.

    Now with the 4.3 update, I'm unable to.

    I updated the flash player to the latest I can find in the archive, and even tried some different browsers (Firefox, Dolphin beta), but still no dice.

    Can anyone tell me how to fix this?
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    Default Re: Flash player on 4.3?

    Never mind, it's working now. For some reason now I have to have the desktop view setting checked, I'm pretty sure I did not need this before (amazon website never seemed to pay attention to that setting, and I always had to click the amazon full site link at the bottom of the page instead.)
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    Default Re: Flash player on 4.3?

    Thank you so much for posting this! I was so disappointed to find that I could no longer play Amazon Prime videos after the 4.3 update on my Galaxy Note 2. I did not know about the desktop view option. I had always used the full site option on Amazon. I am now experiencing frequent crashes with both Firefox and the stock browser when trying to play Amazon videos using your great tip regarding desktop view. I cannot find desktop view in Opera browser or Dolphin browser to try those alternatives. What Flash Player version do you use and what browser are you using? I have Flash Player 11.1.115.27 which was working fine on Firefox before the 4.3 update.

    Update to this post.

    I updated my Flash player to version 11.1.115.81 (sadly, the Adobe site says this is the final Android 4.0 flash player update that will be provided). I also got the paid version ($2.99) of the Puffin web browser from the Google Play store which was recommended on another site. It actually has a very precise mouse-like arrow control which is useful for fast forward/back. This setup seems to be working well for now. I do not understand why Amazon refuses to release an Android app for Amazon Instant video/Prime playback. I am sure they would increase sales of Amazon Instant videos if an Android app were available, instead of forcing users to jump through all of these hoops to access their amazon digital video content on non Kindle Android devices.
    Last edited by didi_KEN; 12-29-2013 at 07:21 AM.
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    Default Re: Flash player on 4.3?

    I'm using 115.81 as well. Yes I now also see that both the stock browser and Firefox crash a lot when viewing prime videos. Perhaps I'll look into Puffin although I'm not crazy about paying for yet another browser with just a single purpose.

    I agree Amazon's policies on prime video are really holding it back. It makes no sense for them to not have an android player app.
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    Default Re: Flash player on 4.3?

    I emailed Amazon Customer Service today to complain about the lack of an Android app for Prime and to ask them if they ever plan on providing one. This was the reply I received.

    Your Account Amazon.com
    Message From Customer Service
    Hello,

    I'm truly sorry for the inconvenience that you have been going through trying to stream Amazon Instant videos on an Android device.

    I've researched our details and see that the device "Android" is not compatible for streaming Amazon Instant Videos and that is why you are having this issue.

    I've gone ahead and researched the details for this particular device and I see that it is on top of the priority list to be added into the Amazon Instant Video Compatible devices as there are many customers requesting for this device to be added.

    We are just waiting for Android manufactures and our Instant Video Development Team to come work on the agreement so to give us the authorization for this feature to be available.

    I also see that Android is on top of the Priority list of devices to be added for streaming Amazon Instant Videos as there have been many requests.

    I do understand your interests in this using this device and that is why I've sent your details over to the development team letting them know that you are also interested in the feature of streaming Amazon Instant Video on Android. I'd like to Thank you for writing to us so that I can pint out the increasing demand for Amazon Instant Video app for Android devices.

    Thanks a lot for your time and understanding with this issue. Once again I'm sorry for any kind off inconvenience that this may cause you, but rest assured I am here to help you and will do my part to ensure that the concerned team will be working on the device Compatibility.

    If you have further queries, I request you to please get back to us and we'll be glad to help! You can reach Amazon Instant Video specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/conta...0-20&m1k=vb_ac

    Wishing you A Happy Holiday Season and A Happy New Year in advance.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Best regards,
    Khan M
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    Question Re: Flash player on 4.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomog View Post
    Never mind, it's working now. For some reason now I have to have the desktop view setting checked, I'm pretty sure I did not need this before (amazon website never seemed to pay attention to that setting, and I always had to click the amazon full site link at the bottom of the page instead.)
    i'm a bit confused here and hope someone can help

    i haven't updated to 4.3 yet and am NOT rooted but have downloaded Adobe Flash Player from their archive site
    (i have Version 11.1.115.48)

    so are you guys saying that if i do update to 4.3 on my Note 2, i'll have to redownload Adobe Flash Player again??
    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or my Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet 10.1
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    Default Re: Flash player on 4.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by 808TBolt View Post
    i'm a bit confused here and hope someone can help

    i haven't updated to 4.3 yet and am NOT rooted but have downloaded Adobe Flash Player from their archive site
    (i have Version 11.1.115.48)

    so are you guys saying that if i do update to 4.3 on my Note 2, i'll have to redownload Adobe Flash Player again??
    No.

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