Flash Player is a free browser plug-in that is used across the BBC website for playing videos, animations and games. Find out here how to install the Flash Player plug-in on Internet Explorer for Windows.
Not your web browser? Go back to the Flash Player plug-in page to select your browser.
Clicking the 'Download' link at the end of this guide automatically takes you to the Flash download page.
1. Install Adobe Flash Player
The first page asks if you would like to install Flash. It also asks if you would like to install an extra browser toolbar from Google with Flash. If you do not want this, make sure the 'Also Install' check box is empty.
Click 'Agree and install now' to continue.
2. You may need extra components
If you see a gold bar pop up, you must click where indicated to install an extra component for your browser.
Click where indicated if you see this banner.
3. Install This Add-on
A window will appear.
Click 'Install This Add-on for All Users on This Computer...'
4. Security Warning
Next, a security box pops up.
Click 'Install' to continue.
Flash Player will automatically download.
5. Flash is complete
You should see the 'Installation Complete' screen.
You can now view Flash content.
Certain services offered on the BBC website such as audio, video, animations and games require specific additional third party software (called 'plug-ins'). You may have such software already loaded onto your computer. If you do not then, should you wish to use these BBC services, you will need to licence and download such software from a third party software company.
We will direct you to the relevant pages of the software company website. The website will give a set of instructions that you will need to follow in order to download the plug-in. In particular you will be asked by the software company to agree to its terms and conditions of licence. Any such agreement is between you and the software company and the BBC does not accept any liability in relation either to the download or to the use of the plug-in.
The BBC does not use any plug-in that is not available FREE OF CHARGE. However most software companies will also offer versions of their plug-ins that require payment. We will always try to direct you to the free download pages of the software company site. You may of course choose to licence paid-for software from the third party. However if you only want to download the free plug-in you should not be asked for, nor give, any credit card or other payment details.
Although the BBC uses third party plug-ins in order to provide the best possible web service, it does not endorse any third party software. If you choose to enter into an agreement with the third party and download the plug-in you do so at you own risk.