Los Angeles –
revealed at its MAX 2011 technology conference, here, Monday that LG and TiVo
will add Flash-based applications via Adobe AIR to connected TVs and digital
Samsung had previously announced support for AIR in its smart
AIR delivers Flash-based console-quality gaming and premium video
across TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and set-top boxes.
Adobe also announced that the latest versions — Flash Player 11
and AIR 3 –are now available.
More than 100 digital home devices are now certified to support
Adobe Flash and AIR, which the company expects will lead to rapid growth for
Flash-based applications across connected televisions and other devices.
New gaming apps like Frima Studio’s Zombie Tycoon, VH1’s “I Love
the 80’s” Trivia or Raider from PlayJam, as well as premium video experiences
from SnagFilms, Flingo, Epix and others are just a few of the applications that
are enabled by AIR.
“TVs and other connected devices in the digital living room are
the next frontier for rich entertainment apps,” stated Danny Winokur, Adobe
platform general manager and VP. “Flash-based applications are transforming
content consumption on TVs as developers embrace new opportunities to deliver
beautiful HD content to increasingly powerful digital home devices connected to
a big screen.”
With the AIR SDK, Flash Builder and Flash Professional CS5.5
software, developers can build new applications for connected digital home
devices or extend existing Flash-based experiences from desktops and mobile
devices to TVs.
AIR 3 adds a series of advancements to TVs including full
hardware-accelerated rendering for 2D and 3D graphics to enable console-quality
gaming applications, the company said.
The platform also supports HD videos with Dolby and DTS 7.1-channel
surround sound. The new game input API enables developers to also build in
support for a range of devices in the gaming experience, from TV screens, to
joysticks, smartphones and tablets.
Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 enable the next generation of immersive
application experiences across devices and platforms including Android, Apple
iOS (via AIR), BlackBerry Tablet OS, Mac OS, Windows, connected TVs and other
The platforms allow developers to deliver a new class of gaming
and premium video experiences, as well as data-driven applications with
back-end systems integration across devices, including the iPhone and iPad via