How To Watch Flash Videos From iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Most smartphone users are fond of using their mobile devices to the fullest and one of which is streaming or watching videos from their handsets. But most new smartphones’ browsers does not support flash videos anymore and this is the same dilemma we tried to figure out a couple of days ago. The main reason for this is because more and more browser developers are now switching to this new technology called HTML5. HTML5 will soon be the new standard of HTML coding and you can read more about it from W3Shools. As such, there are numerous webmasters or website administrators, owners and developers are also moving now to this new technology – one website worth mentioning is YouTube. However, it can’t be denied that there are established websites there that are still stuck with the old coding and relies on Flash technologies when embedding videos. And this is now causing problems to either Android or iOS users. Luckily we found a solution on how to watch flash videos from my iPhone 4S and this solution also works on iPod Touch and iPad devices.
There are two iOS apps that can do the trick for you and enables you to watch Flash videos from your iPhone, iPod Touch or even from your iPad. And one of which is the one I am currently using now.
Top 3 Recommended iOS Browser To Watch Flash Videos
After a quick search, I found 3 recommendable iOS browsers from iTunes that enable users to watch Flash videos from either iPhone, iPod Touch, or even on iPad. And the following apps are:
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1. Photon Flash Player & Private Web Browser for Flash Video
This application was created by Appsverse Inc. and this application has been recently tested and will work even on the latest iPhone 5 and iOS6 version. This is yet another alternative to the stock Safari browser. You can not only watch Flash videos but also play Flash games like those from Facebook. Photon Flash Player & Private Web Browser for Flash Video however is NOT FREE for the taking. You have to pay for the efforts that the developers made for this wonderful and versatile app at a price of $3.99. But according to most users who have already tried this application, they said “it’s worth every penny“.
2. Skyfire Web Browser
Here’s another application that will help you enjoy streaming Flash videos and like the first one I have mentioned, this application is another good alternative for Safari that can’t play online Flash applications. However, due to some bad reviews from regular users who have downloaded this application from iTunes, the team placed a note on their page. This is a short instruction from the team Skyfire Labs, Inc. who created the application. Quoting what they said:
To engage missing video with Skyfire, browse to a page with Flash video (Disregard and do not click on the “You Need Flash Warning Download” message) > Instead, click on the “Video” icon in the top right-hand corner of the the Skyfire top toolbar > Skyfire will then analyze the page to determine if there is accessible Flash video code > If the code is available (and not hidden behind proprietary/publisher code, Skyfire will present a “Play” button – and you are on your way to enjoying Flash video on your iPad.
The Skyfire Web Browser application is also NOT FREE. You need to buy the app from iTunes at a price of $2.99.
3. Puffin Web Browser
Well, we have come to the last iOS browser on my list. Actually, Puffin Web Browser by Cloudmosa, Onc. is the only iTunes web browser app that we have tried and used. One main reason is that this application is totally FREE. Although they have the paid version but to be honest I really don’t see the difference between the two. So I would recommend for you to download the FREE version first and if you enjoy it maybe you can download the Puffin Web Browser paid version for a price of $2.99. Here are some of the screenshots of Puffin Web Browser when I installed it and have actually tried it.
You may decide which of the applications I’ve recommended for you to use to download for you to enjoy streaming, play or to watch Flash videos online. However, sooner or later it is still true that there will be a time that all of these online movies will have to switch to HTML5. Do you think HTML5 can really wipe out all Flash supported/enabled websites?