Deliver the best user and TV app experience with Lightning

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With Lightning you can offer a more responsive and engaging TV experience than ever before.

The power of Lightning

LightningTM is a lightweight, open-source framework and Software Development Kit (SDK) for developing high performant UX and TV apps. It allows you to develop and maintain only one app, and deploy it across TV operators and devices.

Optimized for the big screen, Lightning facilitates incredible performance, even on low-end set-top boxes with memory constraints. The Lightning SDK is available to anyone who wants to develop apps.

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Work with our trusted Lightning Partners

We have recognized select app development agencies as our Lightning Community Partners.

They have the expertise and experience to build high quality Lightning apps and must meet our quality standards.

Working with one of our partners for the development of your Lightning-based app speeds up the process, and reduces development and maintenance costs.

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Build once,

deploy widely

The benefits of Lightning

Compared to other development frameworks, Lightning is built with a focus on TV and is optimized for embedded devices, like a set-top box. Everyone benefits from Lightning: the TV operator, content provider, developer, and the TV viewer.

 

Launch your apps at

the speed of Lightning

Plex UI

"Lightning™️ enables us to run the same Plex app across many different platforms, saving costs for development and maintenance."

Shawn Eldridge, VP, Strategic Alliances and Content Plex

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Kidoodle TV Screen

“The app was built on the open-source Lightning™️ SDK, providing our subscribers with a native-like performance, in a browser-based app.”

Neil Gruninger, Co-Founder & President KidoodleTV

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Horse & Country

“To offer our subscribers the most attractive, engaging, and responsive app possible on TV, we chose to build our app on the Lightning™️ SDK.”

Heather Killen, CEO Horse & Country

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Deezer

“The Lightning™️-based Deezer app was built to provide the optimal music experience on TV. Now, our global operator customer base can seamlessly access Deezer from the comfort of their living room."

Jeroen Ghijsen, CEO Metrological

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Plex UI

"Lightning™️ enables us to run the same Plex app across many different platforms, saving costs for development and maintenance."

Shawn Eldridge, VP, Strategic Alliances and Content Plex

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Kidoodle TV Screen

“The app was built on the open-source Lightning™️ SDK, providing our subscribers with a native-like performance, in a browser-based app.”

Neil Gruninger, Co-Founder & President KidoodleTV

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Horse & Country

“To offer our subscribers the most attractive, engaging, and responsive app possible on TV, we chose to build our app on the Lightning™️ SDK.”

Heather Killen, CEO Horse & Country

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Deezer

“The Lightning™️-based Deezer app was built to provide the optimal music experience on TV. Now, our global operator customer base can seamlessly access Deezer from the comfort of their living room."

Jeroen Ghijsen, CEO Metrological

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Ready to publish your content across Tier 1 operators globally? We are happy to tell you more about the many possibilities for your app.

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