5 Free Flash Video Sites Working With Skyfire on LG Optimus VSave $80 on the Motorola Triumph Android Phone at Virgin Mobile!
Intro to Skyfire
Skyfire Mobile Browser is the product of a truly pioneering development team. Their aims are to lower streaming data bills for the poor contracted non Virgin Mobile customers all over the world by compressing streaming video.
As a result of their video engineering efforts, they have been able to bring flash video to most Android devices whether the devices themselves can actually install and handle the Adobe Flash plugin. Virgin Mobile customers do not have to worry about their data charges because we currently enjoy unlimited data usage on our mobile phones, which may make you question why I am writing an entire post on the merits of Skyfire’s video service.
In a nutshell, Skyfire allows you to stream flash video on your LG Optimus V. It supports thousands of sites like SouthParkStudios.com and Crackle! Skyfire can do this by taking the video stream and running it through their servers and then from their servers stream a compressed and compatible video to your LG Optimus V.
Skyfire’s Mobile Browser is free to install and use, but it is worth mentioning that the video service is now a premium feature. If you were fortunate enough to have installed Skyfire in the past before this feature became premium, then you have a gratis (free!) lifetime licence waiting for your device. Just re-install the app and it should have a window pop up telling you this good news after the first initial menus.
The premium feature, however, only costs a mere $2.99 for a lifetime licence. Those of you who do not want to sign up to Netflix to stream that on the LG Optimus V can spend just about three bucks and have unlimited flash video streamed to their handset from the thousands of sites supported. You get a 3 day trial of the video service when you install the free browser.
Skyfire Web Browser
Working Flash Video Site List
If you are like me at all, then you probably do not like sifting through all the video sites in the world trying to figure out which ones work or not. It is just so much easier to head over to Rock That LG Optimus V to get a handy list of compatible sites that I probably wanted to know about — Right?!
I will be adding to this list over time, and I hope you will throw your two cents in by way of the comment box. Let me know what sites you like best and what works for you using the Skyfire browser. Once I confirm that it works, I will add it to the list. No pornography please.
1. South Park Studios
- Go to Full Episode URL.
- Select the episode you want to watch and then follow through like you would on a desktop and press “click here to watch this episode”.
- The video will fail to load because it comes in flash, and to get it for your device, select the menu button and press video (far left option on lower toolbar).
- Skyfire will find the video and then you just select the play button from the pop up box.
- WARNING: If you do not select “click here to watch this episode”, Skyfire will not find any video on the South Park Studios site.
- Go to Video section of CBS desktop website.
- Set your browser to view the site as a desktop and not as an Android. The quick shortcut is in the top toolbar second from the left.
- Navigate to the video you want and click play – It will not load, but once you click play you can press the settings button and press video to have Skyfire find it.
- There are videos on the mobile site, but Skyfire is much faster at loading (twenty seconds versus several minutes).
3. SyFy Channel
- Go to Full Episodes in the desktop site.
- Select a show and click it.
- On video page, press settings button and select video.
- Play and enjoy!
- Watch music videos, fully episodes, and trailers.
- Select video, let it fail to load, and then press settings and select video.
- All videos seem to work with Skyfire at Crackle.com.
- If you felt left out when they debuted their free video streaming app that requires flash, then this is your salvation.
- If you want to watch anything “for mature audiences”, you will need to have an account and be logged in to prevent the age screen that does not work with Skyfire.