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Adobe abandoning Flash on Smart TVs
Adobe abandoning Flash on Smart TVs

10 Nov 2011 | Rasmus Larsen |

Yesterday Adobe announced that they will be ending Flash support for Android devices and now Adobe says that it also applies to Smart TVs. Instead, Adobe recommends that developers use the AIR platform for developing TV Apps.

Flash for Smart TVs - no more

Adobe is abandoning Flash development on pretty much every platform except the personal computer, which means Adobe is abandoning Flash for smartphones, tablets, Blu-ray players and Smart TVs.

Adobe ends support for Flash on Smart TVs

Some TV manufacturers had incorporated Flash into web browsers but Adobe will no longer support these implementations. The current Flash enabled web browsers on Smart TVs will still work but receive no updates.

Instead Adobe encourages Smart TV manufacturers and developers to develop TV Apps based on Adobe’s AIR platform. With Adobe AIR App developers can implement interactive functions, video and more into TV Apps.

Adobe did not disclose why it has chosen to abandon Flash development for these devices. Adobe only says that they believe more in the TV App solution. However, Apple has been a strong opponent of Flash and has refused to support it on iPhones and iPads, which might have played a role.

LG has said that they are interested in using Adobe AIR for TV Apps on their Smart TVs.

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