Not Just Mobile: Adobe Is Abandoning Flash on TVs as Well

An Adobe spokesperson, in a statement to Ryan Lawler at GigaOm:

“Adobe will continue to support existing licensees who are planning on supporting Flash Player for web browsing on digital home devices and are using the Flash Player Porting Kit to do so. However we believe the right approach to deliver content on televisions is through applications, not a web browsing experience, and we will continue to encourage the device and content publishing community down that path.”

Don’t forget that Google comes out of this looking pretty bad. They bet big on Flash over the last year or so, promoting its inclusion on Android and Google TV.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011