How to Install A Flash Player on A PS3 Browser

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How to Install A Flash Player on A PS3 Browser

In addition to playing video games, Sony's PlayStation 3 gaming console is a full-fledged entertainment hub. It plays CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays and has a built-in web browser for going online. Certain internet websites require Flash to be installed on your computer. As you aren't using a computer but a PS3 to view the internet, you'll have to install Flash on it instead. Use this article as a guide as you do just that.

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Things you need

  • PS3 connected to the internet

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    Start your PlayStation 3's web browser. You can do this by navigating to the "Network" category on your PS3's main menu and selecting the "internet" option.

  2. 2

    Point your web browser to a website that uses Flash. YouTube, at, is a good example.

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    Let the page load. Depending on your internet connectio, this could take a few seconds.

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    Click "OK" when the box reading "Install Missing Plugin" appears on screen. As Flash comes pre-installed on the PS3, this will update you to the latest version of Flash. You will know the update is complete when YouTube videos then begin to load.

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