• 1. Agree and install
Click the 'Agree and install now' button.

  • 2. Save file
A window appears asking you what you want to do with the file.

Click 'Save File' and then 'OK' to continue.

  • 3. The program downloads
You should now see the program downloading to your computer. This may take a few minutes.

  • 4. Install Flash Player
Once the program has downloaded, double-click the file icon to proceed.

  • 5. Continue
dialog box will appear informing you that you have downloaded an application.

Click 'Open' to proceed.

  • 6. License Agreement
license agreement box will appear.

Click the 'I have read and agree to the terms of the license agreement' tick box.

Click 'Install'.

  • 7. Authenticate
You may be asked to enter the username and password for your Mac to install Flash. Enter your details and click 'OK'.

When finished, click 'Done'.

  • 8. Close applications
You may be asked to close some applications. Either close the applications yourself or click 'Force Close All'.

Click 'Retry' to continue.

  • 9. Install
Flash will now finish installing.

Click 'Retry' to continue.

  • 10. Install
Flash has been successfully installed.

Click 'Done'.

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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.

Finally, it is likely that you will be asked to enter personal details (name, address etc.) as part of the download process. If you do enter such information then it will be held by the software company subject to the Data Protection Act and other relevant privacy legislation. The company should therefore inform you what it intends to do with your data, and may direct you to its Privacy Policy. Please note that you will be submitting the data to the third party software company and not to the BBC and so the use of the data will NOT be covered by the BBC Privacy Policy.

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.