To download the Shockwave Player plug-in, go to Get.Adobe.com/Shockwave. Acknowledge and agree to the Terms and Conditions to the Adobe Software Licensing Agreement, and click the Download Now button. The Download Now button is located in the lower right portion of the Web page. You must have Internet access to download the Shockwave Player.
When the download is complete, double click the zip file, and open the Shockwave Installer. Before you install the plug-in, shut down all Internet browsers, and log in to the administrator account on your computer. Once the Shockwave Installer opens, continue through the installation prompts accordingly. Shockwave is compatible with Macintosh and Windows computers.
In computing, a plug-in adds specific functionality to existing software. Adobe Shockwave is a powerful multimedia playback plug-in for web browsers. According to Adobe, over 450 million computers around the world have Shockwave installed. As of 2015, Shockwave is available to download for free and displays various graphical components used in high-performance games, 3D product simulations and more.
Adobe Systems Inc. is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California. Charles Geschke and John Warnock founded the company in 1982. Adobe provides graphics and Web design software as well as video- and photo-editing programs.