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BBC announces beta trial of HTML5 for iPlayer

Thursday 1 October 2015 | 11:24 CET | News
The BBC has announced a beta trial of HTML5 for users interested in an alternative to Flash to deliver audio and video, as well as a new native Android player for BBC iPlayer. It is currently testing the HTML5 player with Firefox 41, Opera 32, Safari on iOS 5 and above, BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 and above, Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge on Windows 10; and Google Chrome on all platforms. For viewers preferring to use the BBC iPlayer Android app, they can sign up for a beta to use a new player based on Google's Exoplayer. The Android beta group has been limited to 1,000 users.

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: BBC / BlackBerry / Google / Google / Microsoft / Opera
Countries: United Kingdom
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