Announcing Livestream’s New HTML5 Player

Livestream’s HTML5 player is now available to Chrome users on Livestream.com as well as in the live player embed and video-on-demand.

HTML5 has become the industry standard in video viewing. More web browsers are eliminating the need for plugins and add-ons as HTML5 players have greater flexibility than their Flash counterparts.

Now Livestream producers and viewers alike will enjoy more resilient playback on Livestream.com and Livestream’s player embeds as well. This new player is nimble and responsive, equipped for quicker load times and less processing power from your computer so it won’t slow you down.

Flash pioneers Adobe confirmed their own shift to HTML: “The use of open web standards and HTML5 has become the dominant standard on the web.” Google followed suit earlier this year, and began migrating away from Flash on their Chrome browser.

This shift away from Flash is an important step toward making sure that Livestream continues to provide viewers and users with the best features available. By updating to a more modern player, we’re not only future-proofing the Livestream platform, but improving customer and viewer experience.

We’re eager to implement the HTML5 player across all browsers, including support for Safari, Firefox, and others. These changes are automatic, so users will not need to adjust their account settings, nor will they incur any additional cost.

As the industry leader in live video, our new HTML5 player is just one of the many ways that Livestream works behind the scenes to bring you the most reliable end-to-end streaming solution.

This Week on Livestream | April 24, 2017

This week is all about NAB! Tune into our LIVE coverage with Live Streaming Pros at livestreamingpros.com/nab.


NAB Show Live | Live Streaming Pros
Monday, April 24-Thursday, April 28
“Join us LIVE as we cover NAB Show from Las Vegas with Live Streaming Pros. Tweet with the hashtag #LSPNAB!”

Clean Bandit | iHeartMedia Boston
Wednesday, April 26
12:45 PM ET
“Clean Bandit are stopping by the Kiss 108 Jeep Music Lounge on April 26th at 12:45 PM for a live performance and interview with Mikey V.”

Ella at 100: Forever the First Lady of Song with Renee Fleming, Diana Krall, Audra McDonald, & Cecile McLorin Salvant
Wednesday, April 26
7 PM ET
“Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2017 Annual Fundraising Gala is a one-night-only centennial celebration of the First Lady of Song – Ella Fitzgerald. This year’s gala will be hosted by the one and only Harry Connick, Jr., and some of the greatest vocalists alive will take the stage to honor Ella. Featured artists include Renée Fleming, Roberta Gambarini, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Audra McDonald, and Cécile McLorin Salvant.”

Keeping the DREAM Alive | Hammer Museum
Wednesday, April 26
10:30 PM ET
“Dr. Chen, Hincapie, and moderator Ian Masters discuss ways to navigate the current immigration landscape, particularly how to advocate for support programs and undocumented student policies.”

2017 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow | PowWows.com
Friday, April 28
10 AM ET
“Watch the 2017 Gathering of Nations LIVE on PowWows.com! Check out our case study to learn more about PowWows.com’s livestreaming strategy.”

Caitlyn Jenner | Author Events
Friday, April 28
7:30 PM ET
“Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is an Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, reality television star, and businesswoman. When she came out in a 2015 television interview she also became the world’s most famous transgender person. From childhood to the present, The Secrets of My Life tells her singular story.”

The Art of Environment Storytelling for Video Games | Gnomon
Saturday, April 29
3 PM ET
“The event will begin with a close-up look at texturing and shading, and culminate in a high-level view from Infinity Ward’s Brian Horton. Speakers will take questions from the stage audience and Livestream viewers during the event. Tweet questions using #gnomon on Twitter.”

John Waters | Author Events
Saturday, April 29
7:30 PM ET
“Filmmaker, actor, and writer John Waters was described as ‘The Pope of Trash’ by William Burroughs. His movies include Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Cry Baby, Serial Mom, and Cecil B. Make Trouble is a manifesto for all those who seek happiness on their own terms.”