When you are excited to get the long-anticipated Google Nexus 7 ordered on the Internet or you just think you are lucky enough to upgrade your android system to Jelly Bean, later you will find out, Adobe Flash isn’t officially supported in the newest Android version, 4.1 Jelly Bean and then you cannot watch the video with your devices. Though the default browser for the Nexus 7 and other Jelly Bean devices is now Chrome,which has built-in Flash support in the desktop versions, this does not apply to mobile devices. Maybe you just want to download the video then watch it on your device,but sometimes you need to convert the video since Jelly Bean don't support all the video formats .Fortunately, there are still some ways,following will be introduced, to watch the streaming videos on your Jelly Bean gadgets.
You cannot download the flash app on the Google Play and Adobe warned that attempts to install Flash on Jelly Bean devices wouldn’t work, but a couple of XDA-Developers forum members have already found a way to do just that. On devices that upgraded to Jelly Bean, such as the Galaxy Nexus, the stock “Browser” app still exists. Users can sideload the Flash APK and enable it via the browser’s settings, then enjoy surfing and viewing media as before.
Nexus 7 that comes with Jelly Bean pre-installed no longer have the Browser app, just Chrome. And mobile Chrome won’t hook up with Flash even if it’s installed. Then you need to install the Browser app from previous Android versions. That, coupled with sideloading Flash, will get you back to normal. And you can get the detailed how-to and APK downloads from XDA Developers.
When you successfully installed the Flash,you can watch the video on your Nexus 7with a higher quality and impacted performance. You can just pop open your browser at any time and stream Flash video.
Plex is an all-in-one solution that uses a media server on your computer to route Flash video to your device. It works on Android devices running 1.6 or later. The set up process was a little arduous. The server requires the installation of some Visual Studio redistributables on Windows, and it pops up a lot of UAC warnings, once we got up and running, we were able to add plug-ins and local content easily. Plex currently supports over 200 Channels including CNET, YouTube, Vimeo, Revision3 and many other popular online sources so that you can watch the videos on these websites with it.
A more expansive option is the new PlayOn service. With PlayOn Mobile you can watch all of the online content from Hulu, Netflix Instant Queue*, Comedy Central, MLB.tv*, CNN, CBS, ESPN, ESPN3, TV.com, SpikeTV, The Ultimate Fighter, Amazon VOD, TBS, BET, and many more. Also, you will have to install a desktop server for this app and the Adobe Flash Player app on your phone or tablet as well, but the set up was s breeze compared to Plex. The app itself is free, but you need a yearly subscription to PlayOn to use it after the 14-day trial period. It can work over Wi-Fi or 3G.
Although there are apps to watch video, flash is the best and preferred way for us to watch video on Jelly Bean Devices.