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Microsoft Silverlight Coming to Android!

8th August 2011, 04:03 AM   |  #1  
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Thanks to the Moonlight crew, Android devices will soon be able to run Silverlight!

Silverlight is a must-have for some users for websites such as Netflix and Sky Go (formally known as Sky Player)!

Here is a video from a few months back, demonstrating their progress so far:




http://mobiputing.com/2011/04/moonli...ng-to-android/
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25th August 2011, 08:05 PM   |  #2  
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Anyone hear any more on this? I've been searching my ass off and so far what I'm seeing is that there is a way to develop with silverlight for android (with mono for android) however, there doesn't seem to be any way to take a silverlight application and convert/wrap it to an android compatible format (nor is there a silverlight plugin of any sort that is compatible with android). I also read that Koush at one point was playing with moonlight/mono to get it working for android, but that was very long ago. The most "recent" news on it that I found was from April of this month. I also read a comment that the mono developers were laid off, could this be why there hasn't been anything since April?
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I too am waiting for Silverlight to be devekoped for my new tablet - Packard Bell Liberty. It won't play live TV or stream video content, which is what it was designed for. It works on the Android 3.1 platform. I've messaged Microsoft and am still awaiting a reply.
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Lets Push That! Need Sky GO on my Galaxy Tab
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Lets Push That! Need Sky GO on my Galaxy Tab

+1 on that, waiting for Sky GO myself, sky have said "winter" for their app, hopefully moonlight can beat it.
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It wont work for the sky go website as obviously sky uses the DRM part of silverlight and MS won't allow the moonlight team to see that part of silverlight.
10th November 2011, 01:37 PM   |  #7  
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looks like silverlight haves no room in microsofts future strategy:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/...t-matter/11180
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Thumbs up Silverlight on Android
The wait is over. head over to maxthon.com, download their browser and... it plays Netflix and Lovefilm - Silverlight embedded.
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The wait is over. head over to maxthon.com, download their browser and... it plays Netflix and Lovefilm - Silverlight embedded.

No it doesn't
24th February 2012, 06:54 AM   |  #10  
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No it doesn't

Indeed - apologies to all - was so excited to play movie trailer had to post - should have investigated further to see that trailers are in Flash - streaming in Silverlight...
Still waiting for a solution

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