As part of our Smart TV development, we constantly face the reality of the
non-standard browser environment. The platforms we work with often come with a
custom browser build, which means that we sometimes have access to additional
platform-specific APIs, but also lack support for some of the latest standards
available in mainstream browsers.
The past decade has seen a big boom in over-the-top streaming; it is the most
rapidly growing form of entertainment media. Projections indicate that we
should not see any decline in growth this decade. So don't hesitate and jump
on the train of streaming success that Netflix started.
The Lightning team has announced their latest April 2023 release, bringing an
array of updates and improvements aimed at enhancing the development
experience. Here's a summary of the major changes in the release.
The over-the-top (OTT) industry has witnessed exponential growth in recent
years, driven by the increasing demand for on-demand content and the
proliferation of internet-enabled devices. As the industry has evolved,
various subscription models have emerged, each catering to different user
needs and preferences. In this article, we will explore the various
subscription models in the OTT landscape and discuss their impact on
consumers, content providers, and the industry as a whole.
As of today, you can watch a new episode of the popular series Black Mirror on
your smart TV. The trick is, however, that the story of the episode follows
the viewer's choices, so several different outcomes are possible.
In its broadest sense, this acronym refers to any data transmitted over the
Internet that would have, in the past, required the use of conventional
networks- such as terrestrial broadcasting or telephone operator voice
SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand) has experienced a huge boom in recent
years. These services allow customers to conveniently access a wide range of
premium video content for a monthly subscription fee, whether it's movies, TV
series, documentaries or self-produced content.
Despite the influx of new OTT providers that we've seen in the past year, the
three most used services in the industry, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and
Hulu, have nothing to worry about. Customers remain loyal to them, and their
position seems (so far?) unshakeable.
With the latest Smart TV models, users no longer need to use external media
boxes to “stream” their favourite movies, series and music through the TV. One
product that offers great content without the need for a set-top box is the
Samsung Smart TV.
Nowadays, when we buy a television, the most important parameters to consider
are screen size, picture quality, sound quality and connectivity. But in
recent years, another factor has become increasingly important: Is the TV
truly a Smart TV?