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Build a video streaming app

Do you need a next-generation online video streaming app or complete OTT platform (including website, desktop apps and smart TV apps) for your media production house? Over-the-top (OTT) services let viewers watch your content over the internet and we make building yours easy, fast and cost effective.

What kind of OTT apps can you build?

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Make your content available when and where your users want it by building your online streaming apps for TV, mobile, web and desktop too. Here’s your brief. 

TV apps: Builder Studio lets you build OTT apps for ‘Android TV’ and ‘tvOS’  without coding a single line. Get started by choosing an app similar to your idea (maybe yours is a twist on Netflix? Select the Netflix template, add extra features, remove ones you don’t need and our specialists will customise it completely to fit your idea).

Mobile apps: Build video streaming apps for Android and iOS with Builder Studio. Building your mobile apps is as easy as ordering pizza. Try it and see for yourself.

Web apps: Your OTT platform is incomplete without a web presence. Create your video streaming website, easily and know it’s assembled by specialists. 

Desktop apps: You can’t ignore those desktop users who will fall in love with your product. Build an OTT app for macOS and Windows OS without worrying about code. Get started today.

What features should your OTT app have?

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The success of your digital product depends on its user interface and content. You’ve got awesome content, let’s show it off. Here’s the list of top features to include in your OTT platform. 

Search: You need a smart search – basic search won’t cut it. Search results define whether viewers keep using your app or leave if they don’t find what they’re looking for. Showing related or trending content in case the searched-for content isn’t found helps you to keep viewers engaged.  

Watch offline: Essential for those who live in rural areas or want to enjoy their favourite series on a hill station where internet connectivity is slow. YouTube’s Ad-Supported Video on Demand (ASVOD) platform, lets its users download videos and watch them later offline.  

Multilingual: Watch in your language. How cool does this sound? Multilingual content is a shift in focus for Netflix and Prime and continues to grow. If you’re planning to start your streaming service, then keep your audience demographics in mind when you design your OTT platform.

User profile: Detailed user profiling is a must-have feature if you are planning to build a subscription-based video streaming platform. This feature allows viewers to add or edit personal and payment details. It also lets you personalise content for them – making binge-watching sessions far more likely.

Watch list: I loved this content but want to watch it later – no worries, add it to your watch list. Your OTT platform isn’t complete without the watch list feature.

Content categories: Does your content span multiple categories? If you do, categorise them into themes. Movies, series, kids, games and news are some of the most popular categories in the OTT industry. It helps viewers navigate when they don’t have a specific choice in mind.

Why go with us?

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We just don’t build apps but make them run and grow faster. We have everything you may need for building and running an online video streaming app – from app builder to cloud capacity.

Here’s how it works:

Prototype your app idea: Builder Now lets you create app prototypes to see how your idea looks in the real world. It takes 10 minutes and it’s free. 

Build it: Develop your app using Builder Studio, an easy-to-use app builder. No techie skills needed.

Make it live: Host your app on any public cloud using Builder Cloud. Our Cloud Wallet lets you host your apps on AWS, Azure, Alibaba and DigitalOcean for less. 

Aftercare: Keep your apps updated and running perfectly with Builder Care.

Why build yours now?

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Attitudes have changed, rather than content ownership people want easy access to a vast library – any time, any place. Media consumption across the globe increasingly happens in digital formats through subscription-based on-demand video streaming services. 

In the US there’s been a tremendous jump from traditional media to new (digital) media. The rise of digital media players such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Apple TV, Roku and Boxee etc are challenging the traditional supremacy of the television as the main entertainment hub.

Right now, it’s your time to get on digital platforms and start your own video streaming service. Start building your 21st-century online video streaming apps with Builder Studio today.

Unleash your idea on the web, easily today