Last updated on June 25, 2020 - Back to blog home page
In place of Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft is bringing a top-notch browser, MS Edge Anaheim (a Chromium-based flavor of MS Edge). This new version of MS Edge runs not only on Windows 10, but also on Windows 7, 8, macOS and is already showing good sign of adoption on the market.
Internet Explorer 11 usage has steadily decline over the past few years and is now well below 5%. It is now safe to say that dropping support for Internet Explorer 11 will have very little to no impact on your viewers.
Microsoft's own view on Internet Explorer 11 is to consider it as a "compatibility solution" for outdated web apps.
We are not alone in that choice to drop support for Internet Explorer 11, as the team behind Shaka Player - Shaka Player that we use for DASH streaming in Radiant Media Player - has already made that push forward.
The latest version of Radiant Media Player 5.9 will still support Internet Explorer 11. When 5.10.0 is made publicly available, support for Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be guaranteed in Radiant Media Player. Customers (there should not be many) with a business requirement to support Internet Explorer 11 may remain on latest version 5.9 until that requirement fades away.
For most Radiant Media Player customers, version 5.10 will be even faster and more consistent across devices, so your viewers will be the first happy with that change!
Arnaud Leyder - Radiant Media Player founder