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Netflix Ditches Silverlight for HTML5 in IE11

Emil Protalinksi for TheNextWeb:

Netflix today announced that it has finally taken the first step towards ditching Silverlight for HTML5, largely thanks to Microsoft, no less. The company has been working closely with the Internet Explorer team to implement its proposed “Premium Video Extensions” in IE11 on Windows 8.1, meaning if you install the operating system preview released today, you can watch Netflix content using HTML5 right now.

HTML5 video is definitely the right way forward for Netflix, but it worries me that these “Premium Video Extensions” are being pushed by Netflix and not a standards body.