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As I understand it, ChromeOS is pretty much a super duper Chrome browser that doesn't support Java or Silverlight but supports Flash and HTML5.


Which streaming service is affected by lack of Java or Silverlight?


Netflix has switched over to HTML5, right?


Amazon Prime is Silverlight but offers Flash so Amazon Prime should work, right?


How about Hulu and other network sites? Do they run Silverlight?


I was thinking about getting another Roku but if I can access actual websites of networks and channels, Chromebox can access a lot more content than Roku and may be worth the extra cost.
 

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HTML5 depends on Javascript which means that you can make one app and it really will run on a number platforms. I've been playing with Firefox OS app development which is an HTML5 based OS.
 

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Heh, I didn't know Java and Javascript were two different things. From what I gather, there are people out there who use Chromebook/box as streamers with no problem. It looks like all major channels and streaming services work with ChromeOS.


Choices, choices, Roku or Chromebox.
 
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