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How to build on-demand video streaming app like Netflix

How to build on-demand video streaming app like Netflix


The use of online video streaming apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu has increased rapidly. Besides, in April, Netflix described the addition of a report of 15.77 million paid subscribers globally in the first quarter which is double the new subscribers it predicted. Due to this growth in popularity, video streaming services have become a vastly competitive industry segment. 

What is Streaming ?

Streaming introduce to a method of continuous transmission of audio or video files from a server to a client. Streaming is what arises when users watch TV or hear to podcasts on devices. Streaming is real-time and is different from downloading. Video streaming apps basically stream video files from the server and also allow you to download videos on your local device.

Here are some top 6 Features for On-Demand Video Streaming Apps

Social Media Login & Sign-ups

The app should permit simple registration and login process. It should integrate social media login and sign-ups rather than the routine process of typing email addresses and passwords. This assists in saving user’s time and not allowng them lose their tolerance over login and sign-ups.

Subscription Plans and Payment

An on-demand video screening app such as Netflix should have many subscription plans and multiple payment options. Following everything, this feature is the hub of the app for the product owners as this is going to create revenue for them. Besides, apps must permit payment via multiple options such as Cards, Wallets, UPI, Net banking, etc to offer hassle-free onboarding.


It’s not a big secret now that UI/UX plays a key role in the success of an application. The design of the application highly impacts how people feel about your application. A video streaming app should have simple navigations, simple design, content-focused, and highly interactive.

Push Notifications

Users should be improved about their shows, subscription plans, missed episodes, or latest released content based on their interests and previously watched videos. Push notifications are simple to perform and highly beneficial to maintain transparency between the app and users. All you have to do is to keep track of the user’s activity and send notifications at the right time, this will prevent you from losing your audience and keeping them engaged.

Behavior Tracking

A video streaming app should be able to track what content is of interest to the end-user. The app should be able to pull content based on what user searches, their previously watched shows or movies, saved content, and downloaded content. This will assist in the promotion of content as well as getting more views from users.

Multi-Platform Support

On-demand video streaming apps like Netflix are consistently elevated in demand because it permits users to watch videos from any platform such as a tablet, desktop, or mobile phone. You must make sure that your video streaming app is available to users all the time from any platform.

More Features:

  • Multi-language support

  • Search content

  • User profile

  • Social sharing

  • Multiple user profiles

Webnexs solution is a leading video streaming app development company with nearly a decade of experience in creating robust apps. If you are looking to know more about development plans, reach out to us today. Contact us for more inquiries.

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