I like to listen to music at work, and with Amazon Prime Music I have plenty of music easily accessible. Unless Linux is your operating system of choice, that is. Although there is no native Linux app, there is an Amazon Music web app. Great. Apart from it needs flash installed.
However, not as straight forward as it sounds. There's no official Flash extension for Chromium.
A little search on Google and I discovered lots of references to outdated packages and old tutorials. I tried a few of the options and found either the packages no longer existed or they were for older versions of Ubuntu.
In the end, I managed to get it sorted really easily, after stumbling across Jonathon F's back-port of pepperflashplug
Add the new pepperflashplugin-nonfree
Open a terminal and add the PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/pepperflashplugin-nonfree
Update your package list's to make sure you are getting the latest version
sudo apt update
Install the package
sudo apt install pepperflashplugin-nonfree
It's that easy! After running the install command, close all chromium windows and if you go to
chrome://flash/ in your browser you should see the flash plugin installed 🙂
When a new version of Flash is released, update by doing
sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install
Un-install the package
sudo apt remove pepperflashplugin-nonfree browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash
sudo apt autoremove
Hope that helped! I know I will probably be revisiting this page again sometime in the future!
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