We are excited about the launch of the first Google TV devices. Google TV has set out to revolutionize the way we all enjoy television by bringing the web and search to the experience. All Google TV devices will ship with a beta version of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, a great step towards bringing a full web browsing experience to Internet connected televisions and other digital home devices. With support for Adobe Flash, more than three million developers worldwide are now able to extend their web content to the digital home so users can enjoy rich, high-definition videos and other Flash-based web content.
Thanks to the ubiquity of Flash, there is a tremendous amount of engaging content on the web. Watching video on computers and smartphones is great, but it is an even better experience watching web videos streamed to the biggest screen in your home – your TV. Flash Player for Google TV is optimized to deliver amazing HD Flash video – all the way up to pristine 1080p. Users can access both free and premium video content from sites across the web. Some great examples are YouTube, TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, VEVO, Amazon Video On Demand, and HBO GO, just to name a few!
This is another important milestone for our multiscreen vision, enabling Flash content across devices, platforms, and browsers. Similar to the release of Flash Player 10.1 for Android smartphones in May, the initial release for Adobe Flash on Google TV is a beta version. It’s a great way for us to get feedback on real-world performance within the unique context of these new device screens. Users will be able to benefit from “over-the-air” updates of the Google TV platform and Flash Player as we continue to collaborate with Google to improve the capabilities of Flash on these devices.
Adobe has been working closely with Google to integrate Flash Player 10.1 into all of their platforms, including Chrome, Android, and now Google TV. While the beta version of Flash Player 10.1 on Google TV is a work in progress and still needs to be optimized for certain types of content, we are excited about the unlimited potential a full browser combined with Flash Player will bring to the TV experience. We are committed to delivering updates to the Flash Player over the coming months to constantly improve the web experience on Google TV.