What is Microsoft Silverlight and do I need it?

What is Microsoft Silverlight and do I need it?

Silverlight is Microsoft’s technology to improve web content and your overall Internet experience. With Silverlight, browsers can play MP3, WMV and WMA files without Windows Media Player opening or the WMP ActiveX control. It supports multi-media content such as animation, video playback, and interactive features.

Why do I need Microsoft Silverlight on my Mac?

Like Flash, Silverlight is an all-purpose plugin for streaming videos, livestreams, animations, and vibrant graphics to devices. Ultimately, Silverlight gives web developers a way to enable rich animations using Windows-based formats rather than Flash.

Can I get rid of Microsoft Silverlight?

Click on the Start button. Select Control Panel. Select Programs & Features. Locate and click on Microsoft Silverlight, then click Uninstall.

Can I use Silverlight with Chrome?

It is still possible to use Silverlight in Chrome on Windows 10 with a free extension. The IE Tab extension for Chrome is not only useful for displaying web pages with Silverlight content, but also for Sharepoint, Java and ActiveX content too.

Is Silverlight still used?

Microsoft Silverlight will reach the end of support on October 12, 2021. Silverlight development framework is currently only supported on Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11, with support for Internet Explorer 10 ending on January 31, 2020.

Can I remove Silverlight?

Microsoft Silverlight Silverlight is a web framework, similar to Adobe Flash, that once enabled rich media content in your browser. You won’t lose anything by uninstalling Silverlight.

Is Microsoft Silverlight a virus?

Silverlight is a Microsoft product that allows you to view video on certain websites much like Adobe Flash Player is required to watch most video online. It is not a virus but the notification you are receiving may indicate you have or had a infection of some sort that corrupted it.