At last, Adobe Brings Flash Support To iPhone, iPod touch & iPad

Flash support for iOS is finally here! Adobe has just announced two new products dedicated to bringing Flash content to iOS devices. These two new products are Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Adobe Flash Access 3.0, which will both make it possible for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to view Adobe Flash content with the help of “on the fly” transcoding done via the new Flash Media Server.

Adobe says that media publishers now have a single, simple workflow for delivering content using the same stream to Flash-enabled devices or to the Apple iOS device. This also means that support for Flash within the iOS Safari browser is not required anymore.

“Now publishers can simplify their video publishing and protection workflows with Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 with protected HLS support, audio channel extraction, DVR/PVR live, on demand and variant playlists. One set of content without any preparation or additional storage and deliver safely to both Adobe Flash with HDS and to Apple devices using HLS”

It seems Adobe has finally decided to take iOS seriously as it recently unveiled Carousel app, a much awaited Lightroom alternative for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with added ability to sync photo galleries across multiple devices and unlimited cloud based storage. You can read more about it here.

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  • Jay

    It’s not that Adobe wouldn’t take iOs seriously it’s that apple has beeN cock blocking them for years now

  • Anonymous

    Is this a joke?

  • Anonymous

    Is this a joke?

  • Someone

    This is just for video.

  • Someone

    This is just for video.

  • Keno69

    So when can we expect to be able to watch video right from this blog on our iPhones? It’s about time!

  • Keno69

    So when can we expect to be able to watch video right from this blog on our iPhones? It’s about time!

  • Keno69

    So when can we expect to be able to watch video right from this blog on our iPhones? It’s about time!

  • Keno69

    So when can we expect to be able to watch video right from this blog on our iPhones? It’s about time!

  • PhanBoi

    But what will Phandroids beak about now???  

  • PhanBoi

    But what will Phandroids beak about now???  

  • Ryan

    Please do your research and try to understand what’s going on before posting articles like this. As someone else mentioned, this is just for video. This won’t make any of the Flash websites or games out there compatible with Apple’s iOS; in fact, it won’t even make the Flash videos that are out there compatible with iOS until web developers implement it, which may take months, years, or for some sites not happen at all.

    So while this is a step in a good direction, PARTIAL Flash support is here, and it still needs to be implemented on each site, and it does NOT mean that Flash support within Safari is not required anymore, if people still want to browse Flash websites or play Flash games. Also, as Jay pointed out, Adobe has been taking iOS seriously, but Apple has been shutting them down.

    Reading articles like this (about stuff I already know about) makes me question how much I should trust other articles on this site (the ones I’m reading for information on stuff I don’t know about).

  • ?Dennis

    Well said and thank you for explaining what the author couldn’t…

  • No

    agree with Ryan. this post reflects how idiotic this site is… everything is exaggerated because the authors are irrelevant ppl with no access to exclusive information. they basically just re-interpret headlines to get more hits. this is a prime example of that.

  • This isn’t really bringing flash to IOS, it requires the developers to utilize their server which costs around $1000 to obtain, as opposed to changing to HTML5 for free. Flash is going to fade away soon enough

  • This isn’t really bringing flash to IOS, it requires the developers to utilize their server which costs around $1000 to obtain, as opposed to changing to HTML5 for free. Flash is going to fade away soon enough