Twitch’s video players are getting HTML5 controls and now it looks like Twitch is completely dumping Adobe Flash for HTML5 switching. The company has announced that it is starting to roll out its newly designed video player on the web, replaced with HTML5.
It looks like Twitch follows YouTube footsteps with today’s replacement: In January, YouTube dropped Flash to make HTML5 the default player for its videos. An recently, Facebook and other video streaming sites reported that Adobe Flash Player is hanging and has flaws. Mozilla has blocked all Adobe Flash version from Firefox browser by default. But Adobe is working on fixing the issues, though Twitch has decided to start up with HTML5 video players and the rest.
Twitch details about HTML5 controls and swtching:
You’ll begin to see the new player on channel pages first. As previously mentioned, this is a gradual roll out. If you are not part of our initial pool of users, please be patient as we release the redesigned player at a steady pace.
So, the new HTML 5 controls should start rolling out shortly and to learn more about it, please visist the official Twitch Blog from here.