In this blog post, we will cover the steps of installing the latest release of Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop edition. Adobe Flash Player is a Lightweight plug-in for browsers used for streaming video, audio and other multimedia content on Adobe Flash sites and platforms.
Adobe Flash Player can be installed as a plugin for various web browsers and Android smartphones. For users of Google Chrome web browser, there is no need to install Adobe Flash Player since it comes with its own version called NPAPI pre-installed.
For Fedora use: Installing Adobe Flash Player on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28
If you’re using Chromium browser, check: Install Pepper Flash Player for Chromium on Ubuntu 18.04
Follow steps below to get Adobe Flash Player installed on your Ubuntu 18.04 system.
Step 1: Add Canonical Partners Repository
Adobe Flash player is available on Canonical Partners Repository which is not enabled by default. Add this repository using the command:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
Once the repository has been added, update apt index then proceed to install Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04
sudo apt update sudo apt -y upgrade
Step 2: Install Adobe Flash Plugin on Ubuntu 18.04
Now we can install Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop so that we can stream audio and Video content without issues on most websites. Execute the command:
sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin
We can also install a browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash package by running:
sudo apt-get install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash
Step 2: Using Adobe Flash Plugin on Ubuntu 18.04
Once the installation is complete, you need to close all active sessions of your Web browser and restart the application. This will ensure that browser plugin is loaded. If you search for
Adobe Flash on your Ubuntu search menu, you should be able to access it and configure to your liking.