Video technology has gone through a massive change ever since the arrival of video streaming apps. The history of online video streaming goes back to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games when every minute of the event was streamed online. The technology has improved a lot since then, and you can now watch video streaming in high definition. But where does it go from here? With so many video streaming apps, what can they do to improve viewer experience?
AI – Powered Viewing
Video streaming apps are working hard to leverage the power of artificial intelligence to improve live video streaming and the quality of videos on demand. One of the up and coming streaming platforms, Showbox, allows users to watch their favorite videos wherever they want. It focuses on sending uncompressed video through their AI engine with predictive control technology, enabling them to deliver relevant suggestions for its users. Showbox also identifies changes in the network conditions of users and optimizes the quality of the video so that the live streaming does not stop, thus offering an uninterrupted viewing experience.
Also, the neural network will be implemented to improve the quality of video streaming. The AI system will learn to pick various algorithms using machine learning to control the video quality depending on the network conditions. So, if the network is at its peak, the video streaming app will deliver high definition streaming without any buffer. On the other hand, if the network is slow or intermittent, the AI-powered system will automatically reduce the video quality to avoid buffering.
Metadata is another crucial area that video streaming companies will improve to help viewers, especially archivists and editors to find their preferred videos. The experts believe that artificial intelligence will play a part in making metadata more successful for video streaming apps. From video image recognition to recognizing emotions of people on the video, your search will narrow down to precisely the criteria you are looking for.
In addition to the video content, the source has also become important for most of the viewers. Those who work with videos perform precise searches to find the required videos, but if they do not have information on the source, it won’t be as helpful as the viewer wants it to be.
Blockchains for Micropayment
With blockchains becoming increasingly popular, it will soon find its way into video streaming micropayments. This will allow viewers to pay for the video streaming subscription through cryptocurrencies. Instead of the traditional monthly or yearly subscriptions, viewers can pay for the content they want to see.
If you’re going to see sports channels on a video streaming app, you will pay only for the sports package or for the particular channel you want to view. Most importantly, blockchain technology is safe, and it takes only a few seconds to make a payment. You need not subscribe to the video streaming app for a month if you will just watch a couple of games.
It is expected that 2019 will be a landmark year for video streaming with newer technologies being introduced to improve viewer experience. But one thing is for sure – video streaming is here to stay and entertain millions of viewers around the world.