Features of a Video Streaming App

Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Thursday, December 30, 2021

There are various factors that a content marketer should consider while designing a live video streaming application to deliver the best video streaming platform and viewer experience.

Fremont, CA: Over the last few years, live video streaming systems have grown popular. Global mobile users streamed 146 billion hours on mobile devices in Q1 2019, according to App Annie's State of Mobile 2021 report. They were streaming over 240 billion hours by Q4 2020, up nearly 65 percent in just two years. The increase in 2020 was 40%, bringing the total to 935 billion hours. According to the latest projections, the total market size is estimated to reach $842.93 billion by 2027. To say the least, a lot of people are interested in getting in on this.

Features that a video streaming app should have:


Onboarding is really important. Before using software, new users must first learn about it. However, the onboarding process should be simple, intuitive, and quick.


The user should be able to register as quickly as feasible through the app. If a novice user is unable to complete the task within a few seconds, they may become frustrated and depart. Consider including a social media sign-up option to make the process as seamless and quick as feasible.

Video library

A user-friendly video library is crucial, and it should be available on the initial screen when the product is activated. If content creators want to launch a streaming service similar to Netflix, they'll have to deal with their features, and this is one of the most important.

Watch lists

A recommended watch list feature will come in helpful once the content provider has figured out what one of their app customers likes to watch. Customers will appreciate their recommendations, but only if they're well-tailored to their demands.


This tool allows viewers to rate and evaluate their favorite broadcasters. Users will be able to discern how popular each show is based on this feedback, and they'll know which guests to bring back based on this information.

Search and discover

Finding content should be simple and quick. Because users may come to an app to look up anything specific, including a search bar anywhere on the first screen. Discover features are just as crucial for individuals who are just looking around to see what they can find.


Travelers and commuters without a solid internet connection will appreciate the ability to download videos to local storage. Yes, creating a mobile video streaming website entails more than just video streaming.