Twitch is moving out of Flash for HTML5


Twitch is transitioning from Adobe Flash to HTML5.

The Amazon-owned company is starting small: The video player on the Web is getting new controls powered by HTML5 and JavaScript in place of the existing Flash controls. The rollout is a gradual one — you may not see the redesign on your account yet, but don’t worry, it’s coming.

This move is just half the battle, as the video underneath the controls is still powered by Flash. Twitch says this is “an important step to releasing the much-anticipated full HTML5 player” and to “stay tuned for more HTML5 updates.”