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Adobe advances entertainment apps for TVs

Adobe advances entertainment apps for TVs

Introduces AIR Apps, Player 11 and AIR 3

Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced that LG and TiVo have become the latest partners to bring Adobe Flash-based applications via Adobe AIR to connect their TVs and digital home devices.

At its MAX 2011 technology conference, the company also announced the availability of the Flash Player 11 and AIR 3, enabling next-generation application experiences across devices and platforms.

According to Adobe, content partners are now able to take advantage of AIR to deliver Flash-based console-quality gaming and premium video across TVs, Blu-Ray players and set-top boxes.

With more than 100 digital home devices certified to support Adobe Flash and AIR, Adobe expects rapid growth for Flash-based applications across connected televisions and other devices.

Adobe vice-president and general manager of platform, Danny Winokur, said flash-based applications are changing content consumption on TVs as developers take on new prospects to produce quality HD content to more powerful digital home devices connected to a big screen.

AIR 3 brings a series of developments to TVs – including full hardware-accelerated rendering for 2D and 3D graphics to enable console-quality gaming applications.

Content publishers can deliver HD videos with Dolby and DTS 7.1 channel surround sound for full support of home theater systems. With the new Game Input API, developers can also make a range of devices an integral part of the gaming experience on TV screens – including joysticks, smartphones and tablets.

The Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 allow application experiences across devices and platforms such as Android, Apple iOS (via AIR), BlackBerry Tablet OS, Mac OS, Windows, connected TVs and other platforms.

More information on the download of runtimes is available from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and http://get.adobe.com/air/. Adobe also recently launched a series of Internet-hosted services, called Creative Cloud, acquired Typekit and announced an agreement to acquire Nitobi and introduced six new apps.


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