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Topic # 242496 31-Oct-2018 11:00
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Hi. Wanted to watch something on Neon yesterday. My iPad was out on loan, so had to use the Computer attached to the TV instead. What a pain. Seems that because of changes to Chrome, Flash has to be enabled everytime the browser is opened. 


I know it's not Neons fault that Chrome has gone this way, but really, using Flash in 2018?


And don't get me started about lack of Apple TV support...


I cut & paste something I found on the Web below.



Starting Chrome 69, every time the user restarts the browser sites using Flash will require an explicit click to run Flash.  That is, previous settings for Flash will not be remembered.   


Further and future Chrome updates will require more manual steps and/or make it harder to run Flash content.  Adobe (creator of Flash) in conjunction with all major browsers, has announced to end-of-life Flash by the end of 2020.  


You can help by asking such websites/webmasters to change to using modern HTML5, which will be supported by Chrome browser, Chromebooks, and mobile devices.



This will become a bigger and bigger problem for websites that haven't converted their Flash content to other distribution methods.

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  Reply # 2117694 1-Nov-2018 09:42
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It's the same for Sky Go...painful

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  Reply # 2117764 1-Nov-2018 11:24
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or how the Sky Go app does not support chromecast but Fan Pass does.


Really the flash thing is sky's fault the writing has been on the wall for 8 years that flash was going to die. DRM in HTML 5 video was officially added over a year ago and had been in a draft but supported form since 2016(in some cases well before)

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  Reply # 2117835 1-Nov-2018 13:33
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or how the Sky Go app does not support chromecast but Fan Pass does.



This to prevent people dropping multi-room if they want to watch it on more than one tv. Foxtel is the same. Foxtel Now (their IPTV platform) supports Chromecast, Foxtel Go (for STB customers) only supports Chromecast if you have a multi-room subscription.


But not to worry. Sky announced in April that they will have an IPTV service available by April next year. I'm not holding my breath.



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  Reply # 2117846 1-Nov-2018 13:58
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Thing is I do have multi room but they still won't let you.


There have been a few times where I have wanted to watch the rugby or basketball but have need to do things in the workshop which has a monitor with sound and a chromecast so instead I have to share the screen which gives the wrong aspect ratio and ties my phone up not to mention the app is not great it quite often skips back a few seconds from time to time or completely stops the stream if you want to do anything else on the screen like answer a message or look up something in chrome.


Sky is literally the only app this happens with netflix, animelab, youtube, twitch or just a video in chrome work totally fine but sky who has this odd idea the that the best way to keep customers is to screw them over and implement hurdles for what amounts to window dressing security just really sucks.

Geoff E

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