Developers can now construct their own ReadableStream instances, and use one as a body for constructing a Response object. It enables streaming composed body data from a ServiceWorker to a page controlled by it.




Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 52
  • Chrome for Android release 52
  • Android WebView release 52

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.



Since M43, readable streams can be obtained (only) from the body attribute of the Response. Developers can now construct their own ReadableStream instances (, and use one for constructing a Response and serve it from a ServiceWorker. This feature had been available behind a flag since M49. A *Request* cannot yet be constructed with a ReadableStream as a body (for streaming uploads).

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Last updated on 2020-11-09