Everything is mobile nowadays, right? Every business, piece of technology or trend seems to involve mobile devices in some way, shape or form. And, it makes sense for this to be the case. In the last decade or so, video streaming has really come to the fore, and again this is an area where the future lies in the mobile arena. It might not be far-fetched to say that mobile devices are the future of video streaming.
Video streaming, in many ways, is a blanket term because there’s just so much to it when you break it down. For example, you can look at popular streaming services such as Netflix. People love nothing more than logging in and watching movies, TV shows and documentaries. But now they don’t have to be at home to do so. They carry on with the programme they’re binge-watching on their daily commute.
See, what video streaming on mobile has brought to the table initially is convenience. Users can stream whatever videos they like, from whichever services they prefer, wherever they are. And, there’s not going to be any compromising in quality at any point because of wifi and 5G connections; they’re reliable and blazing fast. And, 6G is already being spoken about too.
Another area of video streaming out there benefiting from smartphones being up to the job involved games and the like over on sites such as Twitch. Viewers can log on and interact with the broadcaster, in high-definition, with access to the full service, from their mobile device. And, it will come as no surprise that, as a result, the popularity of mobile gaming has risen considerably. Because if a gamer isn’t gaming, they’re going to be watching someone else game, and vice versa.
Perhaps what has become most important on the video streaming front, especially with its tie-in to mobile devices, is social media. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all have video streaming options available, and they’re used by a lot of people every day. And, because of the dynamics involving social media, there is often the need to hop on a live stream in an instant, which is only possible when using a smartphone that is up to the task.
So, when you consider all of the above, it’s easy to see why mobile devices represent the future of video streaming. And there are reasons why this isn’t going to change anytime soon. Over time, smartphones, such as those from leading manufacturers like Apple and Samsung, are improving dramatically in terms of their capabilities. They’re more powerful than ever, delivering better performance and increased reliability.
With all that in mind, there won’t be a serious need to video stream via desktop computers or laptops because the difference in performance will continue to reduce over time. And when you factor in how convenient mobile devices are and how much freedom and flexibility they provide to users, maybe the future is already the reality in this space.