ListsTop Video Sharing/Streaming Sites & Apps Across the World

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.


Video Sharing:

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?

YouTube

Vine

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Vimeo

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Veoh

Dailymotion

Microsoft Stream

Streamable

Facebook Video

Twitter Video

Instagram Video

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Snapchat

Beme


Video Streaming/ Subscription Services:

Streaming services are platforms which host pre-commissioned videos for end user consumption. Majority of them are paid services.

YouTube Red

Netflix

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Hulu, Hulu Plus

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Yahoo View

HBO GO, HBO Now

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Amazon Video, Amazon Prime

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AMC

PBS

CBS All Access

Blip.tv

Sling TV

Vessel


Live Streaming:

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.

Youtube Live

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Facebook Live

Tumblr Livestream

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Twitch

Periscope

Meerkat

Ustream

YouNow


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:

Hotstar

Voot

#fame

Sony LIV

TVF Play

Arre

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Kritika Bansal

Kritika is a sleep deprived Vidooly content writer based in New Delhi with an inexplicable weakness for pre-loved books, Tumblr, YouTube, TV shows, Pop music, and the sultry voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. Kritika is also currently on a road to become a creative.

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