Twitch takes another step in ditching Flash with new HTML5 player

By Sherif Saed
24 July 2015 13:43 GMT

Twitch is moving closer and closer to HTML5 land and away from Flash land.


Twitch has taken another step in redesigning the site’s video player to be HTML5-based. The new player features controls based in HTML5 and Javascript instead of Flash.

While the videos itself will based in the Flash format, the move prepares users and the site itself for the inevitable phasing out of Flash altogether. The rollout will be gradual, affecting channel pages first.

Flash continues to be phased out from major websites. Most recently, YouTube has switched to HTML5 video, losing Adobe one of its ardent customers in Google.

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