iOS limitations for media HLS streaming
Recently we often receive inquiries about different HTTP-based adaptive bitrate streaming (HLS) on iOS devices. Well, this is not a player or a plugin error, but what the Safari browser's support for HLS streaming is.
- Firefox 42 with support for all sites since 3 November 2015.
- Google Chrome since early 2013, also on Android.
- nternet Explorer from version 11 on Windows 8.1.
- Microsoft Edge since its launch in November 2015.
- Opera since 9 June 2015.
- Pale Moon from version 27.0, since 22 November 2016.
- Safari 8 on OS X.
As you can see, there are no iOS browsers on the list.
DASH streaming is not supported by iOS browsers at all!