Twitch Begins Implementing New HTML5 Video Player; Beta Available for Turbo Subscribers

on July 14, 2016 1:14 PM

The streaming service Twitch has grown into one of the most predominant livestreaming platforms in the world (and especially when it comes to video games), with the company having announced that today begins its move away from Flash-based video playback to a full HTML5-based system.

In an update on the company’s blog, Twitch announced that HTML5 video playback will begin integrating to the platform starting today, to provide faster loading times for streams, greater stability, and less interruptions during streams/playback.

HTML5 playback will begin today for Twitch Turbo subscription members, with expanded beta access to be granted to other users toward the end of the summer, as Twitch says will be “based on the data we gather in this initial test,” which will include “identifying breaking points and ares for improvement.”

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