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Adobe Flash Player Beta

New features for browser-based, expressive content

The Adobe® Flash® Platform runtimes, Flash Player and AIR®, together enable businesses to efficiently deliver rich customer experiences across multiple digital touch points. With Flash Player and AIR, content can easily and consistently move between the browser, standalone applications and native operating systems to reach users on the devices of their choice. Since the Adobe runtimes share a common codebase, developers can reuse code to deploy game console quality 2D and 3D games, rich media applications with premium high definition video and scalable date driven applications though both AIR and Flash Player.

Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.

Flash Player Beta Features

Thank you for your interest in the Flash Player beta runtime for Windows and Mac OS. Please see our release notes for details on new features, recent fixes and known issues.

Your feedback is a critical component for a successful and stable release. We encourage you to let us know if you encounter any problems with this beta release or have suggestions on how we can improve Flash Player. Feedback can be provided to us via our public bug database and our Flash Player beta forum.

Announcement: Adobe is constantly working to improve the quality of the Flash Runtime. We now allow beta customers to provide anonymous usage data to help in this process. Please see our FAQ for additional details.

Getting Started

Follow these steps to get started with the Flash Player beta:

  1. Download the Flash Player beta
  2. Review the release notes to learn how to implement the new features
  3. Check out the ActionScript 3 API documentation for Flash Player beta
  4. Send us your feedback and bug reports (English only)
  5. Ask questions and share your feedback in the Flash Player beta forum

    Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Terms of Use.


Below you will find references and links to help you participate in the Flash Player community.

Online Forum

Ask questions, discuss, and share feedback with other users and the engineering team in the online forums.

Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Terms of Use.

Adobe Feeds

Keep your eye on developing conversations and news in the blogging community on Adobe Feeds.

Review the Flash smart category on Adobe Feeds

Adobe Developer Connection

Learn more about Flash Player in the Adobe Developer Connection.


If you want to learn more about releases on Labs as well as other Adobe technologies, visiting a user group or connecting with an Adobe Community Professional is a great place to start.

Product Details



Is Flash Player beta supported on Windows 8 or 10?
Flash Player is supported on Windows 8.1 (IE 10+) and Windows 10 (IE 11 and Microsoft Edge). It comes pre-installed with IE/Edge and any updates that are distributed via Windows standard update mechanisms.
As a developer, how do I make sure my Website content, created using Adobe Flash technologies, is compatible with Microsoft Windows 8 guidelines?
Please read the developer guidance for websites with content for Adobe Flash Player in Windows 8 (Internet Explorer).
Why are ActionScript workers Flash Player only?
Given that the work to enable concurrency on mobile will require more time, we did not want to block the introduction of concurrency. So we decided to introduce it first to Flash Player, we plan to introduce concurrency support in a future version of Adobe AIR.
What is the difference between the released version of Flash Player on and the beta version of Flash Player download on labs?
The released version of Flash Player is now available to the public on We are continuing to develop and release updates to Flash Player on a regular basis and therefore plan to continue to post beta updates to labs and via 'Background Update'.

System Requirements

Current system requirements for Flash Player release version are available on

For the Flash Player beta, we are making the following adjustments to our minimum requirements to ensure that users have optimal experiences with the new features:


  • 32- and 64-bit (unless noted): Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera

Mac OS

  • Mac OS X 10.10 and above
  • Latest versions of Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera


  • YUM, TAR.GZ, RPM and APT packages for NPAPI and PPAPI
  • Latest versions of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

Release Notes

The Flash Player beta is designed for evaluation purposes only. We do not recommended that this release be used on production systems or for any mission-critical work.

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