Adobe Flash Player 19 has been released and is available for download and testing. The latest release has been codenamed as Quint. The new Flash Player 19 includes enhancements and bug fixes related to performance, security, stability and device compatibility. The fixes are for both Flash Player 19 and Adobe Air 19.
Normally if you have Flash Player installed on your computer and have automatic updates enabled, the new version will be installed automatically when the final version of Flash Player 19 is released. But if you want to go a step ahead, then you can download and install the latest beta versions of the Flash Player installer.
We will discuss the changes, new features and enhancements to Flash Player 19 but first let’s go through the download links so that you can download the latest version quickly.
Download Flash Player 19 for Internet Explorer Windows EXE installer
Download Flash Player 19 for Firefox based Browsers (Windows EXE installer)
Download Flash Player 19 for Chrome based Browsers (Windows EXE installer)
Download Flash Player 19 for Safari and Firefox based Browsers (Mac OS X DMG installer)
Download Flash Player 19 for Chrome based Browsers (Mac OS X DMG installer)
Download Flash Player 19 stand alone installer for Windows 32-bit
Download Flash Player 19 stand alone installer for Mac 32-bit
The direct download links have been removed on Adobe’s request. If you are on the same system on which you want to install Flash Player, you may directly click on the following link to get the latest Flash Player installer.
Note: The ActiveX Flash Player in this release is not compatible with Windows 8 or 8.1. Flash Player for Windows 8 is available as part of the generally available Windows 8 update. Same applies for Windows 10.
You may find this video useful for installing Flash Player 19.
Adobe Flash Player: Download/Install
Features and Enhancements
Let’s go through some of the features and enhancements made in the latest Flash Player 19. Most of the new features and enhancements are targeted for the Flash developers but they may be useful for techie users as well.
insertAt() and removeAt() feature
These two new APIs are for insertion and removal of elements in Vector and Arrays. This will give better performance when used for single element instead of using the old splice method.
Concurrency on iOS
Concurrency feature has been introduced for iOS in AIR 19. With the new feature in place, each additional worker will be created from a separate swf. For more details visit this link.
Lets the developer load an external swf file using a Loader.
Find the uninstaller file, double-click it and follow the prompts.
Why it is important to install the latest Flash Player
And last but not least, why you should always keep an updated installation of Flash Player? Not so long ago, Flash vulnerabilities were found and most of the experts stopped recommending Flash Player installation on production systems.
This is mainly because hackers make use of open vulnerabilities to hack into the systems without the actual knowledge of the user and then they exploit different things to take control of the system. That’s why it’s very important to keep your system and everything that is installed in it always updated. The updated version of Flash Player 19 comes with some security fixes which will make sure your system is safe from wild random hacker attacks.