How to Choose aVideo Streaming Platform?
Video streaming is getting more and more popular with the rise of digital. More easily accessible than ever, it is now adopted by major official brands and dedicated platforms. It represents such a financial windfall that giants like Netflix and Amazon have been invested millions of dollars in creating original content. The technology allows to listen to music and view videos on the Internetwithout downloading any file.It alsopermits the broadcast of live multimedia content. But which platform is the best?
Netflix: the Streaming Leader
With more than 22,500 programs referenced at the beginning of 2017, Netflix is the number one video streaming platform. The American company remains undefeated in terms of the number of subscribers and videos offered.Founded in 1997, it now has 125 million subscribers worldwide. The platform is also at the head of some original productions that offer an offline viewing service. Plus, its multimedia content can be viewed from any device. Many Smart TVs even integrate the service natively. The quality of the Netflix videos are on top and by the way, you can get a better sound with Nahimic.
Amazon Prime Video
Prime Video is Amazon’s VOD service created in 2006. It offers TV shows and movies for rent or purchase. So far, it cannot really claim to compete with Netflix in terms of catalog but it still has an ace up his sleeve: the free service for all Amazon Premium subscribers. Although its catalog is still quite incomplete compared to what the competition offers, it tends to improve rapidly. The Amazon Prime Video service can be used on all devices and it also offers offline viewing option. Once again, install the Nahimic software on your PC for a better sound experience.
iTunes: for All the Apple Users out there!
Owned by Apple, iTunes offers a Video on Demand or VOD service that allows you to buy or rent videos from the iTunes Store. Whether it is amovie or a series, the catalog of the Apple brand is pretty limited but, in most cases, the users can enjoy the latest news. Created in 2003, the service’s strength is its good integration with other Apple products, including MacBook and Apple TV. Unfortunately, it still has some defects such as the impossibility of having the subtitles of certain content for hearing impaired persons, or on the contrary, the impossibility of removing them.
Google Play: Apple’s Main Competitor
Those who do not own an Apple device often go toward Google Play for video streaming and VOD service. Google Play proposes, just like Apple’s iTunes, many series and movies for purchase or rental, and also anoffline viewing service. Launched in 2012, it allows the users, thanks to the Chromecast technology, to watch content on several types of devices, including TVs.