Forums » Plugin: The Ultimate Video Player For WordPress - by Presto Player » Not bad, but does not work on smart TV

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  • Hello there,

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We understand the importance of smart TV compatibility, and we appreciate your feedback on this matter. While we don’t currently support smart TVs, we’ll consider this for future enhancements to provide a better user experience.

    If you have any more insights or specific suggestions, please feel free to let us know. We value your input.

    Best Regards,

    Thread Starter UnidentifiedAerialPhenomena


    Thank you, but what does it mean that no support is provided?

    I don’t see any indication on the sales page or anywhere else that the player doesn’t work on a smart TV.

    We’ve spent days moving our videos from Vimeo to Yb and using PRest, and now it turns out that one of the most popular platforms doesn’t work?

    Many people are watching videos on smart TV and these customers are paying unnecessarily for our service because they can’t access the content.

    Sorry, but this is a joke. In 2024, the minimum expectation is to be able to play videos on any platform.

    You are practically misled on the PrestoPlayer sales page and in all the videos. Adam puts forward that it is the ultimate super player and that’s enough these days. to sell.

    It’s like a good cassette without the engine.

    Plugin Author Andre Gagnon


    Hi There,

    Happy to clarify. To be clear, Presto Player works on some, but not all Smart TVs. For example, on the app “Browse Here”, available on Android TV, Presto Player works great.

    However, some TV browsers use very old technology that would be a huge performance burden to support. We don’t want to ship polyfills for these browsers as it would slow down our player for other browsers. We don’t want to sacrifice our player performance as it is one of the reasons people choose Presto Player.

    Additionally, the amount of users who use their Smart T.V.s to browse the web is just a tiny fraction of the users who view the web. Which makes sense, mainly due to the different user experience and primary use cases of Smart TVs. Because of this, we don’t intend to focus on Smart TV compatibility.

    Please let me know if you have any followup questions, I’m happy to help.

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