Kaltura TV Platform Player and Studio Release Notes and Changelog

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Kaltura TV Platform Player                                                                     Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio

Date Released Release Version Plugins Details
March 11, 2019 7.7

kaltura-ovp-player: https://github.com/kaltura/kaltura-player-js/releases/tag/v0.40.7

kaltura-tv-player: https://github.com/kaltura/kaltura-player-js/releases/tag/v0.40.7

playkit-ima: https://github.com/kaltura/playkit-js-ima/releases/tag/v0.10.5

playkit-youbora: https://github.com/kaltura/playkit-js-youbora/releases/tag/v1.1.0

playkit-comscore: https://github.com/kaltura/playkit-js-comscore/releases/tag/v2.1.4

playkit-google-analytics: https://github.com/kaltura/playkit-js-google-analytics/releases/tag/v0.1.5

playkit-offline-manager: https://github.com/kaltura/playkit-js-offline-manager/releases/tag/v1.2.0

playkit-cast-sender: https://github.com/kaltura/playkit-js-cast-sender/releases/tag/v0.2.4

playkit-case-receiver: https://github.com/kaltura/playkit-js-cast-receiver/releases/tag/v0.3.0

playkit-vr: https://github.com/kaltura/playkit-js-vr/releases/tag/v1.1.8

playkit-flash: https://github.com/kaltura/playkit-js-flash/releases/tag/v1.2.3

playkit-youtube: https://github.com/kaltura/playkit-js-youtube/releases/tag/v1.0.4

February 2, 2019 7.6

kaltura-ovp-player: 0.39.4

kaltura-tv-player: 0.39.4

playkit-ima: 0.10.2

playkit-youbora: 1.1.0

playkit-comscore: 2.1.4

playkit-google-analytics: 0.1.5

playkit-offline-manager: 1.2.0

playkit-cast-sender: 0.2.4

playkit-case-receiver: 0.3.0

playkit-vr: 1.1.8

playkit-flash: 1.2.3


playkit-youtube: 1.0.4

December 30, 2018 7.5

kaltura-ovp-player: 0.37.3

kaltura-tv-player: 0.37.3

playkit-ima: 0.8.7

playkit-youbora: 0.4.2

playkit-comscore: 2.1.4

playkit-google-analytics: 0.1.3

playkit-offline-manager: 1.2.0

playkit-cast-sender: 0.2.2

playkit-case-receiver: 0.2.0

playkit-vr: 1.1.8

playkit-flash: 1.2.1

November 25, 2018 7.4

"kaltura-player": "0.36.5"   

"playkit-ima": "0.8.3"

"playkit-youbora": "0.4.2" 

"playkit-comscore": "2.1.4" 

"playkit-google-analytics": "0.1.3"

"playkit-offline-manager": “1.2.0”

"playkit-cast-sender": "0.1.2"

"playkit-cast-receiver": "0.2.0"

"playkit-vr": "1.1.7"

"playkit-flash": "1.2.0"

October 22, 2018 7.3





"playkit-google-analytics": "0.1.3"   







August 12, 2018 7.2









July 10, 2018 7.1

“kaltura-player":"0.31.5"  – new release 


"playkit-youbora":"0.4.2" – new release

"playkit-comscore":"2.1.2" – new release




June 3, 2018 7.0 







Jan. 23, 2018 6.18   Details
Jan. 23, 2018 6.17   Details
Jan. 23, 2018 6.16   Details
Jan. 23, 2018 6.13   Details
Jan. 23, 2018 0.0.0   Details


  Date Released Release Version Details
  March 11, 2019 3.3.0 Details
  November 25, 2018 3.2.3 Details
  August 12, 2018 3.2.2 Details
  July 10, 2018 3.2.1 Details
  June 3, 2018 3.2   Details
  Jan. 28, 2018 3.0. Details






















































Kaltura TV Platform Player Release 7.7

This release includes the following updates:

  • Player responsiveness improvements: When the player re-sizes, its button and menu layout automatically changes. Please note: When resizing to a small size, some of the buttons are removed to make space. This can be overridden by making changes to the CSS.



Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio Release 3.3.0



This release includes the following updates:

  • Youtube entries are now supported in the Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio
  • Playlists are now supported in the Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio

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Kaltura TV Platform Player Release 7.6

This release includes the following updates:

  • Support for Youbora V6: Ugraded to a major version by Youbora.
  • Responsive captions size support: The Kaltura TV Platform Player captions are now responsive and will get bigger/smaller according to the device/screen size.
  • Support for YouTube entries
  • Loop Playlist: Added an API to keep the Player playing continously with your favorite hits.

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Kaltura TV Platform Player Release 7.5

This release includes the following updates:

  • TiVo support: We've added support for detecting and forcing the DRM system, which is required for supporting TiVo devices.
  • Support for Chrome on iOS devices:  You can now can use Chromecast from an iOS device without a native application.
  • Captions from API [for OVP usage]: The Kaltura TV Platform Player can now get captions from the API and show them as external captions. The main use cases for this capability are progressive playback and Flash fallback. By default when playing from our system http streaming, we add the captions with the stream.

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Kalutura TV Platform Player Release 7.4

This release includes the following updates:

  • Playlists: Phase 1 of adding playlists to the player has been completed so that the OVP playlist ID, list of entities and manual sources are supported. The next phase will include OTT and optimizations.
  • Quality watcher added: The watcher monitors the playback drop frames CPU/GPU performance and if there are too many drop frames the Kaltura TV Platform Player will adapt and lower the quality of the video to make sure the video playback will be as smooth as possible. Supported on HLS & DASH
  • Picture-in-Picture: Allows the user to take the video out of the browser and continue watching while interacting with other applications. Currently supported on Chrome and Safari.


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Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio Release 3.2.3

Chromecast has been added to the Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio. Refer to the Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio Information Guide for details.

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Kaltura TV Platform Player Release 7.3

This release includes the following updates:

  • New Chromecast support: The new Chromecast support is based on the CAF from Google. Its performance is YouTube grade and includes full support for Live, DRM, Google, Home, Captions, Multi Studio and more.
  • Player preview and embed were added to the KMC: This is an option to preview and embed entries with the Kaltura TV Platform player. These players, which are configured in the Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio, will appear in the list of possible players for embed. The list is ordered by last update so that the Kaltura TV Platform Players will most likely be at the top.
  • Player localization: Player buttons and tooltips are now translated into several languages.

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Kaltura TV Platform Player Release 7.2

This release includes the following updates:

  • Flash fallback: We've added a Flash fallback for the remaining 2% that still use Windows 7 with IE11. With the Flash fallback we can now deliver HTTP adaptive streaming to legacy OSs that don’t support Media source extensions (which is what hls.js / Shaka are using). So now we can play HLS/HLS-AES VOD and Live on this type of platform. Remember that Flash is the last option in terms of engine priority, which can be configured here.
  • 608/708 Support [still under a flag with default false]If you know your stream includes embedded captions (mostly for live use cases) you’ll need to enable it under the playback config - enableCEA708CaptionsDocumentation can be found here.
  • 360/VR - This option can now can be configured through the TV Platform Player Studio, with more advanced options to control the experience.
  • Offline Support for Chrome (aka PWA): We’ve added more stability and enhancement in response to feedback from customers.


Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio Release 3.2.2


This release includes the following updates:

  • 360/VRThis option can now can be configured through the TV Platform Player Studio, with more advanced options to control the experience.

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Kaltura TV Platform Player Release 7.1

This release includes the following updates:

  • 360 & VR Support: Adding 360 & VR support to Web player, including mobile and desktop 
  • External captions support: Support provided through a config file support of external captions of SRT, WebVTT formats 
  • Kava analytics support: Player plugin for reporting player events to Kava analytics
  • UI Customization: Expose additional components in KalturaPlayer.ui

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Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio Release 3.2.1

This is a maintenance version of the Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio. 

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Kaltura TV Platform Player Release 7.0

This release includes the following updates:

  • comScore Analytics Plugin: The player now supports the comScore Analytics Plugin,  which supports sending player analytics events to comScore, a customer data collection and reporting tool that enables advertisers, media companies and publishers to take decisions based on demographics of users.
  • iOS in-browser fullscreen: Gives a user the ability to choose an in-browser fullscreen experience on their player on iOS devices, which replaces the native fullscreen of the AV player. To implement, this option must be configured via the UI.
  • Support Fairplay DRM on Mobile safari 11 on iOS: Apple added support for DRM on the latest Safari update on iOS. See this article for details. This version of the Kaltura TV Platform Player now supports this capability as well.
  • Detect data saver mode for autoplay support: If Google Chrome data saver mode is on, then even muted autoplay will not work. This feature enables autoplay even when data saver is turned on.

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Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio Release 3.2

This release includes the following updates:

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Kaltura TV Platform Player Studio Release 3.1

This TV Platform Studio release includes the following changes:

  • When creating a new player, if the customer has a system that supports both OVP and Cloud TV, the Add New Player button displays a dropdown list, enabling the user to to select either OTT (Cloud TV) or OVP Player.
  • The option to select an environment (OVP/OTT) has been removed from the Basic Settings page (as per the change above).

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Release 6.18

 This new release includes the following changes:

  • A new provider for Cloud TV that allows working directly with the Phoenix API
  • A new Cloud TV analytics service.

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Release 6.17

  • New TV Platform Studio – The new TV Platform Player Studio is now available in the KMC. Players can now be created, configured and edited using the KMC studio. To enable the new TV Platform Studio on your account please contact your CSM. 
  • New error handling management – The player will display an error message to the user along with a session ID for debugging purposes. The player will also send an error event to the application. Refer to the Kaltura TV Platform Player Information Guide for details. 

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Release 6.16

  • New accessibility features – New accessibility features have been added to the Player, including player navigation using the TAB key as well as keyboard shortcuts. Refer to the Kaltura TV Platform Player Information Guide for details.
  • Quality of Service – The Player now fully supports QoS and QoE metrics based on an integration with Nice People at Work. To enable QoS/QoE metrics, please contact your CSM. For more information about the Youbora solution, visit https://nicepeopleatwork.com/youbora/.

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Release 6.13

This is a a maintenance version of the Kaltura TV Platform Player. 


  • The issue whereby overlay ads sometimes do not appear immediately has been fixed.

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Release 6.0

Release 6.0 is the first release of Kaltura TV Platform Player, which is designed to provide a television-grade experience that is both fast and reliable. To learn more about this release, refer to the Kaltura TV Player Information Guide, and follow this space for updates and important notifications. To learn about limitations and known issues in this version, refer to the page Kaltura TV Platform Player Limitations and Known Issues.

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