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Top 5 Best Video On Demand Platforms (VOD) In 2021

These days there has been an increase in the number of viewers of Video on Demand platforms as many people love to watch videos in the comfort of their homes without any interruptions. Due to the rise of many best Video-on-demand platforms, there has been a drop in the number of people going to the theatre to watch movies as well

Recent statistics say that number of viewers using VOD platforms is up by above 150% and the average time spent on Video-on-demand platform per session is above 15 minutes. It is predicted that the entire VOD platforms development market is set to reach its value near $850 billion in 2027. Every Business has started leveraging VOD Streaming with their business so to do this you need a Video-On-Demand(VOD) platform.

You can also build a Video-on-demand platform like other entrepreneurs. Now here comes the most important part of choosing VOD Platform providers that fit your needs. There are many VOD platforms providers in the market so here is the list of Top 5 Video-on-demand platforms in 2021 to choose from.

Top 5 Video On Demand (VOD) Platforms

Webnexs

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Webnexs is an all in one Video streaming solution that builds both VOD and Live streaming platforms for video creators. It is used by all types of video creators from beginners to professionals. Webnexs comes with advanced and powerful features that suit any business model. It helps in building a Customized VOD platform according to user needs that match the business model and help in easily targeting the audience. Webnexs remains the only option as it is easily affordable by all types of video creators

Features

  • White Label Video Streaming
  • API And SDK access
  • Advanced security features such as DRM encryption and SSO authentication
  • Unlimited input source
  • Live stream video recording
  • Content Management System(CMS)
  • Content Delivery Network(CDN)
  • Adaptive bitrate streaming(ABR)
  • Detailed analytics
  • Customer Support 18*5
  • Different Video monetization options -SVOD, AVOD, TVOD
  • Customization of Video Player
  • OTT apps and TV apps

Pros

  • Unlimited input source
  • Video monetization options
  • Affordable Price Package

Cons

  • Webnexs offers all features of video streaming platforms so there are no cons

Flicknexs

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Next on the list is Flicknexs which is also one of the best VOD platforms at present. Flicknexs is a SaaS-Based Video Platform Provider that builds and launches VOD and Live streaming platforms for all Video Creators. It Builds both Website And Apps so that it is accessible on all devices like desktops, mobile, tablets and TV. Flicknexs is all in one White Label VOD platform where video creators own brand and logo is given importance. It delivers OTT service with powerful features and different payment gateway options for the monetization of video content.

Features:

  • White label Video Streaming
  • Video Monetization Methods - SVOD, AVOD, TVOD
  • Content Management System(CMS)
  • Mulitbitrate Streaming(MBR)
  • Content Delivery Networks(CDN)
  • Advanced-Data analytics
  • Security features such as DRM
  • HTML 5 Video Player
  • OTT apps and TV apps

Pros

  • Easier to use
  • Suitable for all types of Video Creators

Cons

  • There is no cons in this platform to point out

Brightcove

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Brightcove was started in the year 2004 and it is the first online video platform that offers both live streaming and Video hosting. It is also one of the biggest players in the VOD platform building market and they operate at the enterprise level and other bigger brands to deliver on-demand and live video. Brightcove is very easy to use and it supports all types of monetization model

Features:

  • HTML 5 Video Player
  • Analytics Dashboard
  • Video monetization
  • DRM Security features
  • CRM integration

Pros

  • Highly secured platform
  • Difficult for beginners to use

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Slow Tech support

Kaltura

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Another VOD Platform in this list is Kaltura. Kaltura offers a customizable approach for video streaming as it gives more flexibility. This platform is mainly used in universities and schools where is mostly used for e-learning classes, seminars and webinars. Educational learning through Kaltura has improved even because of mobile app development. It is also used for conducting live lecture classes

Features :

  • Video player customization options
  • Learning management system(LMS) for an online class
  • Analytics
  • API and SDK access
  • Caption and translations

Pros

  • Different themes and tools for customization of websites

Cons

  • Poor security features
  • Does not support monetization

JW Player

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JW player follows the youtube model and it has become one of the most established Video platforms in VOD market. JW player work across websites, android apps, iOS and TV. JW player is well suited for making with advertising rather than a subscription model.

Features:

  • Geoblocking
  • DRM Support
  • Monetization Option - only AVOD
  • Analytics
  • Multiple screening

Pros

  • Global content delivery
  • Adaptive video Player

Cons

  • Does not support SVOD and TVOD
  • Poor Customer Support

Conclusion

Video on Demand (VOD) is the future. Today,s market is flooded with too many VOD platforms providers so choosing the best one becomes a difficult process as each VOD platform differs slightly from the other. Selecting the video platforms according to your business needs would be the best option to reach your goal

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krithiga

Very Informative article to know the top video platform providers! Thanks for sharing.
and also refer to What Does the Rise of Over-the-Top Video Mean for Businesses?

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Praveen Author • Edited on

Thank you @krithiga

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krithiga

I feel like starting an eLearning platform so can I get to know which VOD platform provider is more suited for building an eLearning platform?

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Praveen Author

I would suggest you check out Flicknexs. It helps in building VOD Platform according to user needs

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hermoni versa • Edited on

Good list of top 5 online video platforms as this blog turns out to be helpful for Video creators who wants to build independent video platforms
I suggest you to add more platforms to this list
Also refer : Top 10 Best Video-On-Demand(VOD) Platforms in 2021

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Praveen Author

I am glad as you said this article will be vey helpful for video creators
I will also go through the blog you mentioned

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RAshmi 29

Got good ideas about Video On Demand (VOD) Platforms after reading this post. Fantastic article to read and know the VOD platforms.

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HariBabu G

This article is likely to be valuable for businesses who are in idea of starting up Video on demand platforms.

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Praveen Author

Thanks for your comments @tweet2haribabu

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Padma Priya M

It’s a great article and also a very detailed analysis of Video-on-demand platforms.

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Praveen Author

Thank You

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Aryanraj

Thanks for this post . Many people have started watching online videos at any time and at anyplace . The above list of video on demand platforms will serve as helpful information for Video creators

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Suresh J Nathanael

Thanks Praveen.

Check my top 7 VOD platform in USA.

sureshnathanael.medium.com/top-7-w...