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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

What causes those pesky "freezes" during a live stream?

Posted by Brian Duerring on Jan 30, 2017 12:32:26 PM

There are only a few words that have been banned from the StreamSpot offices.  The most notorious of them are "buffering" and "freezing". Nothing puts a damper on a live stream quite like a picture-perfect broadcast, only to be interrupted by a few-seconds of a frozen screen.

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Topics: Live Streaming Overview, buffering, http-live-streaming, hls