1. WarnerCorner's Avatar
    Does anyone know if you can get silverlight on the playbook? Need it to watch sky-go. Any help would be appreciated.
    03-21-12 05:30 PM
  2. r0v3rT3N's Avatar
    No, you can't. Microsoft stopped supporting Silver-light so why would RIM start supporting it?
    03-21-12 05:56 PM
  3. darren1981's Avatar
    No, you can't. Microsoft stopped supporting Silver-light so why would RIM start supporting it?
    Is that confirmed that ms have dropped Silverlight? Hopefully this will mean we see a shift back to flash or others. Which would be good for us UK users as sky go would complete all I want of my pb also lovefilm use silverlight
    03-21-12 07:24 PM
  4. llllBULLSEYE's Avatar
    Yeah since Summer RIM clearly stated they have no plans of bringing Silverlight
    to the Playbook. Would of been nice too, cause Netflix wouldn't require an app.
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    03-21-12 07:30 PM
  5. JamesDax3's Avatar
    No, you can't. Microsoft stopped supporting Silver-light so why would RIM start supporting it?
    MS didn't stop supporting siverlight. They stopped developing silverlight. The latest version was released this past December and silverlight, like flash, will likely be around for a few more years.
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    03-21-12 07:31 PM
  6. r0v3rT3N's Avatar
    Is that confirmed that ms have dropped Silverlight? Hopefully this will mean we see a shift back to flash or others. Which would be good for us UK users as sky go would complete all I want of my pb also lovefilm use silverlight
    Yes, here is an article about it.
    Will there be a Silverlight 6 (and does it matter)?
    Last edited by r0v3rT3N; 03-21-12 at 07:56 PM.
    03-21-12 07:34 PM
  7. cletis's Avatar
    You do realize that the article to which you linked says the exact opposite of what you wrote, probably because it is going on two years old? Maybe you meant to link to this one?
    03-21-12 07:52 PM
  8. r0v3rT3N's Avatar
    You do realize that the article to which you linked says the exact opposite of what you wrote, probably because it is going on two years old? Maybe you meant to link to this one?
    Oops, sorry!
    Yes, that is the article I meant to link!
    03-21-12 07:55 PM
  9. FreeJACLive's Avatar
    I use Windows Home Server and Remote Potato on Windows Media Center, these both use Silverlight as well. Also have two other web based systems at work that use Silverlight, one made by McAfee believe it or not!!

    Silverlight is out there and the PB is at a disadvantage because it doesn't support it.
    03-21-12 10:41 PM
  10. BBplaybookJS's Avatar
    That's too bad my city has a really wiked map app built on Siverlight
    04-04-12 05:38 AM
  11. phoreoneone's Avatar
    nooope. which is why netflix also doesn't work in the browser.

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    04-04-12 05:40 AM
  12. Aaron_21's Avatar
    Rim should rethink not supporting silverlight, we're missing out. sky-go, netflix, etc . . . wouldnt go a miss


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    04-04-12 08:12 AM
  13. the-elf's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat and would love to see Silverlight support in the browser. Need to be able to watch sky on my playbook. Come on Rim Please?
    04-04-12 08:17 AM
  14. amiteo's Avatar
    Reviving a bit of an old thread here, but just to aid my understanding, does anyone know exactly what is likely to be holding RIM back from adding silverlight to the Playbook (obviously imagine we won't be able to find the precise reason without RIM commenting, but hopefully some techhy people here could add a view).

    I mean is it a relatively simple need to stump up a licence fee and do some small browser plugin adjustment - or is the browser simply not compatible for some techhy reason beyond me?
    09-05-12 06:24 AM
  15. FF22's Avatar
    Someone might have more knowledge but I believe I've read even MS is abandoning Silver Light.

    And Rim does not have much spare change since they've not introduced new phones bringing in lots of new cash.
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    09-05-12 09:55 AM
  16. diegonei's Avatar
    Someone might have more knowledge but I believe I've read even MS is abandoning Silver Light.

    And Rim does not have much spare change since they've not introduced new phones bringing in lots of new cash.
    Not gonna hunt links down, but that HAS been reported.
    09-05-12 10:54 AM
  17. kill_9's Avatar
    Is that confirmed that ms have dropped Silverlight? Hopefully this will mean we see a shift back to flash or others. Which would be good for us UK users as sky go would complete all I want of my pb also lovefilm use silverlight
    Flash has been abandoned by Adobe on all mobile devices and in the future will not be supported on notebook computers and desktop computers in favour of a new product Adobe has released for non-mobile devices.
    09-05-12 11:11 AM
  18. russnash's Avatar
    There is actually an open source version of Silverlight call Moonlight (Moonlight - Mono). Unfortunately, it doesn't support DRM which takes it out of the loop for Netflix.
    09-05-12 11:13 AM
  19. danwebb955's Avatar
    There is actually an open source version of Silverlight call Moonlight (Moonlight - Mono). Unfortunately, it doesn't support DRM which takes it out of the loop for Netflix.
    Would this work on blinkbox?
    09-05-12 07:10 PM
  20. russnash's Avatar
    Would this work on blinkbox?
    I'm not sure, it depends on how they encode their content I suppose. We would also need the code to be converted to playbook and presented as a browser plugin. I don't believe this is possible with the current browser at the moment.
    09-06-12 10:48 AM
  21. Champagne83's Avatar
    Is there any chance of sideloading silverlight?... To enable lovefilm etc...
    05-23-13 06:48 PM
  22. SparkyBC's Avatar
    Zero chance of putting silverlight on the pb
    05-24-13 02:51 AM

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