Player Feature Support by Browser

Product(s)
Video Cloud
Brightcove Player
Role(s)
Studio User
Player Developer
Topic(s)
References

The table below provides some detail about which Brightcove web player features are supported across an array of browsers and platforms. The table will be updated as we continue to add functionality and address browser-specific issues.

Table of information

You may also be interested in the features supported by the Brightcove Native Player SDK's.

  IE Edge Chrome Safari Firefox
IE11 Win10 Win[1] Mac[1] Android[1] Mac[2] iOS[3] Win[4] Mac[4]
Supported? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only
iframe embed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
in-page embed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
fullscreen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HLS Yes[23] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MP4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IMA3 Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IMA3 Companions
Partial Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTTPS Playback[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live HLS Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[16] Yes Partial[16] Yes Yes
Social Tools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Facebook embed[17] No No No No No No No No No
Twitter cards[18] Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial
Captions Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[19] Partial Partial Yes Yes
DRM[21] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[24] Yes Yes

Notes

  • [1] Latest version of browser and OS. Google no longer supports Android 4.x and older in the Chrome browser.
  • [2] Versions 8+
  • [3] Versions 9+
  • [4] Latest version of browser and OS
  • [8] Fullscreen does not work
  • [10] iframe only
  • [14] Support for Flash (latest version required) ads on IE is more robust with IMA3
  • [15] Video Cloud-hosted content is available via HTTPS when necessary. If you are using your own CDN, you must provide HTTPS URLs for all content. See HTTPS Support Overview document for more information.
  • [16] Live UI not applied
  • [17] Dependent on Facebook allowing HTML5 video.
  • [18] MP4 only - pending resolution of HLS/SSL issue
  • [19] Versions 5.x and newer
  • [21]See the Configuring the Brightcove Player for DRM document for complete details.
  • [22] No support after Player release 5.17.0
  • [23] HTML-based HLS (using MSE) on IE 11 on Windows 8.1+. See the Determining Which Rendition Will Play document for more details.
  • [24]With iOS 11.2 the web player can play back FairPlay DRM encrypted HLS sources.