The level of technical awareness on this post is almost as bad as on a Mac forum :P there is a damned good reason XBox does not have flash. Flash is a dying technology. Sure, you may think you need it, or use it all the time, but every video on YouTube works without flash, using HTML5. Flash player is simply the software require to play .swf files, or shockwave flash. YouTube uses MP4 h.264 format video. Why doesn't Apple include flash in iOS devices? a) it's no longer developed or supported by adobe, and b) before it was discontinued, it was decided by Apple that the technology would die out shortly anyway. Secondly, comes the issue of stability and security. Symantec, a major security software company recommend not to install flash because it opens up vulnerabilities in every platform. Symantec went so far as to say that it's 'worse than java'. As a web developer and administrator, it's considered bad practice to use flash on my websites for important content, in favour of newer HTML5 standards. Desktop support is being cut now too. On my Fedora 18 Linux desktop, If I require flash, I must use an obsolete version, because Linux development has been discontinued. One of my favourite online games, Glitch, has closed down recently, and the Glitch developers partially blamed the state of flash. I give it 2-3 years of life, at most, by then, every video you see online will be through HTML5, or alternative plugins. But until then, I'm sorry to say folks, but most Internet video will have to be on our PCs.