This report displays usage data for the Microsoft Silverlight plugin. The report is broken down by the version of Microsoft Silverlight
that is supported. This is very important information for web developers and designers to consider when implementing Silverlight
on web sites. This is due to the fact that there are discrepancies between support for various things like video, audio and other functionality
between the different versions of Silverlight. We only list versions that have amassed at least
0.1% of the market share during the selected time period.
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Microsoft Silverlight is a programmable web browser plugin that enables features such as animation, vector graphics and audio-video playback that characterise rich Internet applications. Version 2.0, released October 2008, brings additional interactivity features and support for .NET languages and development tools. It is compatible with multiple web browser products used on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Mobile devices, starting with Windows Mobile 6 and Symbian (Series 60) phones, will also be supported. A third-party free software implementation named Moonlight is under development to bring compatible functionality to GNU/Linux.
Netflix gives up on Silverlight
TechEye / 4/17/13
Microsoft's best Silverlight customer has given up on the technology and moved to HTML5 video. Netflix has been using Silverlight's "high-quality streaming experience" for its "Watch Instantly" service. However Microsoft itself has lost interest in Silverlight and ...
Netflix to ditch Silverlight in favour of HTML5
ITProPortal / 4/17/13
In a blog post, Netflix said Silverlight "provides a high-quality streaming experience and lets us easily experiment with improvements to our adaptive streaming algorithms." But with Microsoft ending Silverlight support in the next eight years, "we need to find a ...
Netflix to switch from Microsoft Silverlight to HTML5 video
Gizmag / 4/17/13
If you're a Netflix subscriber and you use a Mac or PC for playback, then you may be aware that the service utilizes Microsoft's Silverlight plugin to bring you all that Breaking Bad and House of Cards goodness. But for a variety of reasons, Silverlight isn't the ...
Netflix planning switch from Silverlight to HTML5
TechSpot / 4/17/13
With Silverlight's biggest customer fleeing the web-based video plug-in scene, the imminent demise of browser plug-ins like Adobe Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight has never looked so certain. Netflix is working with industry leaders to solve the conundrum of ...
Netflix drops Silverlight for HTML5
Advanced Television / 4/16/13
Netflix is planning to drop Microsoft's Silverlight plug-in as it prepares to switch to HTML5 video in the coming years. The Netflix Tech Blog cited Micorosoft's decision to only support Silverlight 5 until 2021 as a reason to “find a replacement.” Netflix said that it ...
Netflix Yells 'Cut' On Using Microsoft Silverlight For Development
CRN / 4/16/13
Microsoft may be committed to supporting its Silverlight Web content development tool until 2021, but Netflix isn't waiting until then to make the move to HTML5. Netflix Monday disclosed plans to expand its use of HTML5 to develop software that enables its ...
Netflix Ditches MS Silverlight, Switches To HTML5 For Video Streaming
RedOrbit / 4/16/13
For nearly five years, Netflix has relied on Microsoft's Silverlight plugin, but according to a recent blog post, the movie streaming service will be moving away from all plugins and begin using the friendlier HTML 5 to stream their movies to the web. It seems the ...
Netflix Dropping Silverlight for HTML5
PC Magazine / 4/16/13
Netflix will drop Silverlight in favor of HTML5 for its browser-based streaming service, in part because Microsoft is ending support for its video plugin in 2021. In a blog post, Netflix said Silverlight "provides a high-quality streaming experience and lets us easily ...
Booting Up: Netflix Is Finally Going to Ditch Microsoft Silverlight
Betabeat / 4/16/13
If you were hoping to get rich off of being one of the first to build apps for Google Glass, think again: Google has prohibited developers from using ads or charging for apps. We're betting Google wants to keep that potential ad revenue all to itself. [The Verge] ...
Netflix plans to ditch Silverlight for HTML5
PC Pro / 4/16/13
Netflix will switch from Microsoft's Silverlight to HTML5, though potentially not for another eight years. With Microsoft set to stop supporting Silverlight 5 in 2021, Netflix said it's preparing to shift over to HTML5 video - meaning its users would no longer need to ...
Netflix waves goodbye to Silverlight, embraces HTML5
TechRadar UK / 4/16/13
Support for Microsoft Silverlight will end in 2021, but Netflix has announced that it is jumping ship early and climbing aboard a faster, more efficient HTML5-shaped vessel. Netflix became available in HTML5 on Google's Chromebooks last month but the plan ...
Netflix drops Silverlight, moves to HTML5
Inquirer / 4/16/13
ON DEMAND VIDEO AND TV SERVICE Netflix has announced that it is dropping Silverlight eight years early and switching to HTML5. Netflix is wary about the end of support for Microsoft Silverlight in 2021, and is wasting no time in making sure that its users ...