10 Latest Trending Announcements from Video Streaming

Posted by Ashley John on May 23rd, 2017

Video Streaming

Video streaming industry is growing by the day. The number of active users and the number of businesses getting into the video streaming industry are increasing. As people move on from traditional media to internet, live streaming on the internet is growing leaps and bounds. Entrepreneurs are making use of the constant improvements in technology to produce deliver superior quality end-product to their users. Small business owners, individuals and big brand names have been successful in engaging a large number of audiences to their live streams and video streams in 2016.

Here are 10 latest trending announcements from video streaming.

1. Netflix’s offline feature

Netflix is widely-used video streaming website with millions of subscribers. Active users who do not have access to high-speed internet connection all the time have been waiting to watch Netflix offline. This demand has been throughout the globe and with the release of this much-awaited feature. OTT subscribers are finally able to download their favorite television series and movies to watch at their comforts.

2. Google’s Chromecast Ultra and others

Google has shaken the world of streaming with it’s amazing announcements. It launched most talked 4K Chromecast Ultra at an all-time low price of . Any person can purchase the device without second thoughts. Home theatre lovers can enjoy Google Home Speakers that are Siri compatible. The third and the most discussed announcement from Google was of the Daydream VR headset along with Pixel & Pixel XL phones.  

3. Amazon & Netflix going global

Netflix expanded it’s reach from 50 countries to 180 countries. It went local in many countries including Turkey and Poland. Amazon Instant Video has shown tough competition by reaching over 200 countries. Both Amazon and Netflix have also tied up with many Indian broadcasters.

4. Twitter launches a live feature within the website

Of late, Twitter has been live streaming big time. Twitter launched it’s own live feature apart from the Periscope that has been in use. The social media gaint signed deals with NHL, NFL and MLB to live stream sports. Live streaming US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was a big hit. Apart from these, Twitter has covered several major events live in the last few months. Many smaller companies have followed suit and used php video streaming script to cover events live.

 5. Live sports

Amazon is signing deals to stream major sports events live. Multiple platforms live streamed most of the big games on a grand scale using php video cms. Many games including NFL Super Bowl scored massive live stream viewership. Rio Olympics live stream garnered more than 55 million LATAM viewers on smartphone alone. This live stream topped 1 billion minutes, leaving Netflix’s viewing far behind. It’s been a great year for live sports and is predicted to grow viewership 3x with many more VOD players coming in to live stream major sports events.

6. Facebook 360 degree videos

360 degree videos are the hot video format. Facebook has come out with the same. Many other brands that have been experimenting with 360 degree video formats will also be allowing the same on their respective platforms soon. Many new video formats and technologies have emerged and gained popularity. A lot of live streaming companies are sprouting up using the php video streaming script readily available in the market.

7. Apple launched streaming app – TV

The tech giant, Apple, launched it’s streaming app by the name ‘TV’. The app provides a comprehensive guide to the movies and shows that are frequently watched. This is giving a unified approach to the streamers. The brand is truly living up to it’s name saying, “The future of TV is Apps”.

8. Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality took off

Live streaming of sports in VR was brought by PlayStation VR, Google daydream, Samsung Gear VR and Fox Sports VR. Two tech giants Nokia and Sony teamed up to launch 3D 360 immersive VR. Brands like Pokemon Go hype were found to be experimenting with AR. With a lot more brands working to create content to video stream in AR, VR and 360 technologies, we can expect a 360 degree turn in the kind of video content to be consumed in the coming year.

9. Live streaming on Facebook and Twitter

Live streaming on these two platforms has pushed the number of viewers over 175%.

10. 4K devices by Roku

Roku launched 5 HDR devices that can stream content in high definition 4K. The starting price of the devices is , which in itself another trending news as the company setting an unbelievable price on the newest technology.

Revenue of OTT videos is forecasted to pass billion by 2017. With new entrants in the market and launches of the existing players, 2017 is going to be an interesting year.

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