Third Party & Extensions

Playing Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime on Linux

A prerequisite for playing video on these services is HTML5 “proprietary” media support. Once you have this working, you will need to enable EME. In Vivaldi this is provided by the “Widevine” library, which is not currently shipped with our Linux product. Vivaldi can work out of the box by making use of Google Chrome’s […]

HTML5 Proprietary Media on Linux

HTML5 “proprietary” audio and video includes all media types that are patented, such as MP4 (H.264/AAC). Under Linux, Vivaldi requires a suitable, third-party support file to play these. Start a “Terminal” and copy and paste in one of the following (followed by Enter). Once the command is complete, restart Vivaldi. Ubuntu (16.04 and above) or […]

Enabling Flash

The Flash player behavior has now changed to enhance security. Flash content does not play automatically anymore. Please note that the Flash setting in Settings > Webpages > Plugins > Flash plugin does not enable Flash globally, but has to be enabled on a site with the site-specific settings. If you would like to access […]

Install Flash Player for Vivaldi

Vivaldi browser uses the Pepper version of Flash (PPAPI) that Chromium or Chrome uses. If you are noticing a “Couldn’t load plugin” or “You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content” message in these browsers when you tried to view flash-content on web pages, then you have to install Pepper Flash, follow […]


What is an Extension An extension is a small software program that can be installed to give added functionality to the Vivaldi browser. Extensions allow you to further customise and enhance your usage of the browser and range from social media tools to privacy-related features such as ad-blocking. Extensions in Vivaldi Although Vivaldi aims to […]