Welcome to Lightning

The Javascript framework for building high quality TV Apps


Lightning is an Open Source Javascript development framework that uses WebGL for rendering. No HTML or CSS necessary, resulting in high-performance browser based TV Apps.

Lightning enables you to create the smooth animations that you can only dream of when using HTML and CSS3.

On top of that Lightning is full of smart optimizations to get the most out of your target's GPU and CPU. It contains many of the common features you will need when building your TV app.



  • September 17, 2021 - Lightning Automotive
    Lightning is coming to your car! Read more
  • September 7, 2021 - Announcing Lightning UI
    Lightning comes with Batteries included Read more
  • February 4, 2021 - Lightning CLI ♥️ Esbuild
    A new exprimental bundler in Lightning CLI Read more
  • February 4, 2021 - Lightning SDK 4.0.0
    Lightning SDK 4.0.0 released, with some breaking Router changes! Read more
  • October 14, 2020 - "Lightning Carbon"-release
    Today we are proud to launch a big release across the entire Lightning Ecosystem! Read more