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Top Video Streaming Technology Trends and Stats in 2018

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Top Video Streaming Technology Trends and Stats in 2018

As 2018 heads into the final of months of the year, data is now available which provides a transparent snapshot of the key trends and issues in video technology from a very technical perspective. This list of top video streaming technology trends and stats pulls back the curtain and reveals what’s happening with the technology powering most mainstream video software that’s out on the market. Data outlined in this article was provided by Bitmovin’s report which surveyed over 450 video developers at broadcasters, publishers, OTT streaming services, online video platforms and social media platforms spanning nearly 70 countries.

Now, let’s get into the top online video technology trends:


  • 55% of video developers complain of latency pain when delivering on-demand or live video.

Device Playback

  • 50% of video developers complain about being able to stay on top of multi-device video playback support.

Video Codec Usage

  • 92%  of video developers currently use H.264/AVC.
  • 36% of video developers plan to deploy H.265/HEVC in 2019.
  • 29% of video developers plan to use AV1 in the net 12-months.

Video Streaming formats

Video Streaming Devices

  • 87% of video developers use the HTML5 via browser
  • 62% of video developers support Apple iOS
  • 60% of video developers support Android
  • 42% of video developers support Chromecast
  • 36% of video developers support AppleTV
  • 34% of video developers support AndroidTV
  • 23% of video developers support Roku
  • 17% of video developers plan to support Android TV in the next 2019.
  • 16% of video developers plan to support Apple TV in 2019.
  • 11% of video developers plan to support Chromecast in 2019.
  • 10% of video developers plan to support Roku in 2019.

Video Content Protection

  • 36% of video developers are not using any DRM or content protection systems

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