The Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a combination gaming console, DVD player and Internet browser. Older versions of the PS3 Internet browsing software did not support the Adobe Flash video format, which is popularly used as a way of displaying embedding videos online, for example on sites such as YouTube.com and Hulu.com. However, since late 2008, support for Adobe Flash Player has been available on the PS3.
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Things you need
- PC with Internet access
- USB drive (minimum 165 MB capacity)
- USB cable
Open your PC's Internet browser. Navigate to http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3. Download the latest software update by clicking the "Download Now" link.
Create a new folder on your external USB drive named "PS3." In this folder create another folder called "UPDATE." Both folder names must be typed in capitals.
Save the downloaded file to the external USB drive inside the UPDATE folder. Make sure the file is named "PS3UPDAT.PUP." Remove the USB drive from your PC.
Connect the USB drive to your PS3 system.
Open the XMB menu on your PS3. Select "Settings>System Update," and then select the "X" button. Your PS3 will now automatically update its software. Once this procedure is complete, you will be able to watch Flash video on your PS3 browser.
Tips and warnings
- Do not turn off your PS3 or remove any storage media, including the USB drive, during the update process.
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