NAGRA addresses Google Chrome update

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 22 April 2015

Security specialist NAGRA has enhanced its NAGRA MediaLive Secure Player solution to address the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) phase-out in Google Chrome Web browsers.

The feature integrates the browser's Pepper Plug-in Application Programming Interface (PPAPI), so that pay-TV operators can continue to deliver video content to a wide variety of browsers and without disruption to consumers that use Google Chrome on their personal computer. According to, that's a number estimated at 52% of Web users as of March.

"The phasing out of NPAPI for Google Chrome browsers is a significant issue for pay-TV service providers who are at risk of losing a large part of their browser-viewing subscribers if not addressed swiftly," said Jean-Michel Puiatti, SVP for the multiscreen product unit for NAGRA.

"As the battle for control of the Web browser market intensifies in the pay-TV space, our R&D teams have been working diligently to anticipate this issue and ensure that our customers are still able to deliver their multiscreen services to the widest range of browsers possible using our MediaLive product."