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PlayStation Vue Launches a New Video Player & Ends Flash Support

Yesterday we reported how PlayStation Vue had added support for Chromebooks. Now we can confirm that Sony has rolled out an updated video player for browsers. This new player drops all Flash support and moves fully to the new HTML5 standard. This move will make PlayStation Vue more accessible on a wide range of devices including Google Chromebooks.

Here is what the new welcome screen shows:

PlayStation Vue first started to offer HTML5 back in November 2016. Yet parts of it still used Flash at that time as PlayStation Vue would still ask for Flash permissions. Now it seems Sony is offering a full HTML5 version that is compatible with Google Chromebooks and likely even many tablets or phones now through the browser. (If Sony decides to let them access it vs using the app.)Recently Chromebooks have been seeing strong sales, especially in schools. The low priced computers offer a range of features and a Chrome web browser for internet access. Add in super powerful battery life and a Chromebook has been the pick for many recently. This and the fact that Flash is dying a slow death likely pushed PlayStation Vue to drop support.

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