Skyfire Web Browser is the award-winning social and contextual browser that put its users in complete control of their browsing experience. We pioneered the delivery of multiple video formats to the mobile browser back in 2008, and since that time, we've extended the capabilities of mobile browsing to make it more social, more contextual and deliver an "app-like" experience in the comfort of your browser.
Skyfire Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I get Skyfire Web Browser on my device or tablet?
Skyfire is currently compatible with Android, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad devices.
Skyfire for iOS: Require iOS 4.3 or later. Skyfire has been optimized for iPhone 5, and is on all versions of iPad and iPad Mini devices.
Skyfire for Android: Requires Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" and up.
Which Skyfire Web Browser apps support the playing of Flash video?
Flash video is currently compatible with our iPod Touch and iPad apps, but is not available in Skyfire's newest Android product. (If you bought the premium version of Skyfire for Android in the past to watch Flash video, don't worry - it will continue to work, but it is not available to purchase any longer).
Why won't Skyfire for iOS play Flash games, enable website animations, or touch-based interactions like a desktop computer does?
As stated in the App Store and Google Play descriptions, Skyfire offers access to Flash video only and is not able to provide you with access to Facebook games, interactive educational software or the like. If you're looking to watch streaming live sports or other types of Flash video from your favorite Flash video site, than Skyfire Web Browser is the right app for you on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Why won't Skyfire work sites like Netflix, Hulu or ESPN360 (Live ESPN Stream)?
Skyfire requires domain-level access to analyze web pages for Flash video. On proprietary sites like the ones mentioned above, which have privately protected (in-house designed) Flash video players, or those sites that require membership, video downloading or other registrations, Skyfire is unable to access and anaylze these webpages and therefore cannot provide video playback.
What if I don't want social sharing extensions functionality like Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin - am I able to remove these from my Skyfire toolbar?
Yes, you can. On Android devices, scroll to the "Settings" icon in the toolbar. Here Skyfire will allow you to select which web apps and features you would like on your toolbar. On iPad, select "More" (the icon in the top right-hand corner with 4 lines) and here you will see an option to disengage the Skyfire toolbar. (This ability is not yet available on Skyfire for iPhone, but is coming soon.) If you'd ever like to add these back, simply retrace your steps to add extensions capability back to your Skyfire browsing toolbar.
How do I watch live sports or movies on with Skyfire?
It looks like Skyfire Web Browser has an increased emphasis on browsing - why is this?
Skyfire aims to put you in full control of your mobile web experience, and ensure that you don't have to leave the page you're currently on in order to share it or interact with other interesting content. Mobile browser extensions now enable you to get one-touch access to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other popular social sites, as well as bring you the ability to find new apps, shop for deals and save content for offline reading. We've made it easy for you add your own buttons to the toolbar as well, or disable and re-enable the toolbar whenever you'd like. The platform that enables this functionality is called the Skyfire Horizon browser extension platform, and we invite you to read more about it here.