(Last Updated On: August 12, 2018)

Adobe Flash Player is a Lightweight plug-in for browsers used for viewing multimedia and for streaming video and audio content on the adobe Flash sites and platforms. Adobe Flash Player can on browser as plug-in and also on all android devices and other mobile devices supported.

The default browser that ship with Kali Linux ( Iceweasel) doesn’t come with Adobe Flash Player pre-installed so you will have to install it manually. This tutorial will guide you through the whole process of installing Flash Player in Kali Linux and Other Debian based Distributions.
First method is the simplest and involves installing The Flash Player via kali repositories. It is the simplest method and is suited for those new to Linux and all those who need fast geeky see.The steps are as listed below:
1) Open your terminal and switch to root or use sudo command
# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree


# sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

2) Then update the flash-plugin via this command:

# update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

Then you will have flash player running well. You can check if it is istalled by navigating to Menu>Applications>System Tools> Preferences > Adobe Flash Player.
If the above method fails the try this other method to install it manually.
open iceweasel Browser or Google chrome if you have already installed it then navigate to:
Download Link: Adobe Flash Player

It will automatically detect the Architecture you are using whether 32bit or 64bit version. Click on the dropdown menu on the bottom of the window that opens and select the .tar.gz for generic Linux Distributions. .rpm is for Redhat based Distros and APT specified for Ubuntu. Download the tar.gz and save it to your hard drive. This is shown in the picture below:

Then, navigate to download location in terminal e.g

# cd /home/jose/Downloads/

List the contents on the directory and confirm the presence of downloaded file.
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Decompress the file you downloaded with this command.

# tar -zxvf file_name.tar.gz

Replace the file_name with full name of tar.gz file you downloaded.

# tar -zxvf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz

If you would like to use Archive Manger the install File-roller with this command.

# apt-get install unrar unace rar unrar p7zip zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar file-roller -y

Then rigtht click on the downloaded tar.gz file and right click the select “Extract here”.
Then move the libflashplayer.so to mozilla plugins folder using the following command.

# mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

Your Flash Player have been successfully installed. Visit Youtube and try to play any video and see if it works.
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