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Live Streaming on the Big Screen: TV Apps, OTT, and the Future of Television

Posted by Michael Wilson on Oct 19, 2018 3:43:52 PM

Multi-Platform Streaming

It has been said, "if you aren't everywhere, you're nowhere." This holds some level of truth in many industries, and the world of live streaming is no exception.

No matter what kind of content you produce, in most cases, you probably want people to see it. The most important step you can take in making that happen is putting your content where (and how) people want to see it.

Thanks to advances in modern web-video technology, your StreamSpot broadcasts play well on computers, tablets, smartphones, and more. Pretty much any device that can open a standard web browser these days can view a live stream. The days of third-party plugins are gone, and on the mobile front, dedicated apps are becoming less prevalent in favor of responsive, mobile-friendly websites.

It's easier than ever to provide coverage of your event to laptops, desktops, phone and tablets, all with one website. What's left?

 

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Topics: integrations, OTT, over the top, roku, chromecast, appletv, Amazon Fire, features, http-live-streaming

The Life (and Death) of Autoplay

Posted by Ryan Campbell on Apr 20, 2018 11:34:36 AM

In recent months, many of the major web browsers, both on desktops and on mobile, have made the change to startblocking auto-playing video with or without audio. For browsers like Chrome, this is due to a set of polls that Google has taken from its users that showed an overwhelmingly negative experience for videos with auto-play enabled on websites.

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Topics: streaming basics, players, autoplay, features