When a regular Joe thinks about video sharing, the first name that pops in his head is YouTube. Think of video streaming – it’s Netflix. Most people don’t even realize that other big platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are slowly shifting gears and moving towards ‘more video’ day by day; and that there are a lot of other video streaming/hosting platforms out there. Some of them are new while others are relatively old, but looking to hop onto the video bandwagon.
So we decided to list some of the bigger names that you might not have heard about. We have segregated them all into 3 major categories – user generated video sharing sites, video streaming sites, and live video streaming sites.
Note: Also included are some of the hot and rising platforms in India.
Mostly, User-generated sites offer free services where users upload videos and share them with masses around the world. Which one’s your favourite for video consumption?
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Video Streaming/ Subscription Services:
Streaming services are platforms which host pre-commissioned videos for end user consumption. Majority of them are paid services.
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Live streaming refers watching videos in real-time as things happen, just like how you watch live news/sports on TV. It’s almost always uncut. Which is one of the reasons why users and businesses are going gaga for it these days.
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Indian Video Platforms:
In the last few years, we have seen an exponential growth in the number of internet connections in India. And as expected this has opened up the market for many businesses to try their hands at video streaming. This trend is only going to pick up its pace as quality of ISPs in the country gets better every day. As of today some of the major video platforms in India are:
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