Adobe has anounced that the planned end-of-life for Flash is the end of 2020
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Flash will (officially) "die" soon...
On July 25, 2017, Adobe has announced that the planned "end-of-life" for Flash is the end of 2020. This was published by Adobe, in a post titled "FLASH & THE FUTURE OF INTERACTIVE CONTENT", in their news blog "Conversations".
Relevant quotes from the aforementioned post:
"(...) as open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web (...)"
"(...) Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners – including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla – Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats. (...)"
No need to wait until 2020: it is happening now...
Mobile Web browsers, almost all of them, only support HTML5.
Desktop Web browsers have begun blocking Flash by default, in favor of HTML5:
- Chrome, since version 55 (released in December 2016).
- Edge (Windows 10), since the updated released with the "Creator's Update" (released at the beginning of 2017).
- Firefox will do it soon.
WebTV Solutions committed to HTML5
WebTV Solutions had it very clear that the future of Web video was the HTML5 technology and that's why we implemented seamless support for HTML5 + Flash video playback since the first version of WS.WebTV. Now, that Flash technology is being phased out, globally, our cliens can rest assured that their sites (WebTVs), based on our solution, are prepared for the present and for the future.