2 Best Ways to Fix Flash Version 10.1 or Greater is Required

Browser extensions is the way to use Flash in modern browsers

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What do you do when a greater Flash version is required? We will tell you all about this in this guide.

Installing Adobe Flash Player isn’t necessary anymore. All browsers come with the built-in Flash Player provided by Adobe. However, this isn’t a rule of thumb for some.

You also need to know that as Adobe Flash reached its end of life on December 31st, 2020, fewer browsers support Flash by the day.

Check this comprehensive article to find out which browsers still support Flash.

Some users experienced issues when trying to play videos or access any Flash-related content. They were met with the Flash version 10.1 or greater is required error.

We decided to shed some light on this issue and provide possible solutions below.

Can you still use Adobe Flash in 2022?

For about two years, Adobe Flash has been retired. So in 2022, you will not be able to use it, but there are still a few alternatives that will work, and we will discuss them in this article.

You must note that Flash is no longer supported natively by almost all the major browsers, and users will rely on third-party vendors.

However, it would help if you were cautious of using any Flash technology since the tech is old and can be very vulnerable to viruses and other attacks.

What can I do if Flash version 10.1 or greater is required?

1. Use the Opera browser

Opera, like many of the new browsers, does no longer support Flash natively. So you might be wondering why to bother using it.

Well, in the absence of native support, thanks to its extensive extension library, you would find extensions that plug the Flash gap perfectly.

One of our favorites is the Flash Player for YouTube. You may set Flash player as the default player for YouTube, and it is very light with little memory and CPU utilization.

But that’s not all. Opera has many valuable features like an ad-blocker, integrated social media buttons for WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram, smartphone integration, and many more.

The browser even comes with a free, unlimited, built-in VPN service that will protect your privacy from your ISP.


Opera supports Flash natively, so it’s the best possible browser to enjoy your content. And it’s free!

2. Use browser extensions

2.1 Use Flash Player +

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Navigate to the Flash Player+ page on the Chrome store.
  3. Click on Add to Chrome.
    Flash version 10.1 or Greater is Required
  4. On the pop-up, click the Add extension button.
    Flash version greater required
  5. Click on the plugin icon to create a Flash Playlist and Add flash from a page.
    Flash version greater required

2.2 Use Ruffle

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Navigate to the Ruffle page on the Chrome Store.
  3. Click on Add to Chrome.
  4. On the pop-up, click the Add extension button.

Note that the two extensions mentioned will work on all Chromium browsers, especially Opera. So you do not have to use Chrome if it is not already your default browser to get the most out of these extensions.

How do I enable Flash in Chrome?

In the past, you will be able to allow Flash by navigating to your Site Settings in Chrome. However, this is no longer true in Chrome and most modern browsers. The only way you will enable Flash is by using any of the methods listed above in this article.

That is all you must know about Flash. It is a dying tech, and we recommend not using it, but if you must, be careful what sites you visit and make sure you trust the content on such sites.

You can still play Flash content using the extensions discussed without downloading a free standalone Flash player.

With that said, we can conclude this article. If you have any additional questions, suggestions, or explanations, feel free to share them with other readers in the comments below.

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