OTT Video Streaming Apps
Today we’re going to show you how to build an OTT video streaming app.
These three tried-and-tested methods are guaranteed to make creating your app easier, simpler, and more cost-effective than you ever thought.
Let’s get started.
Before we get into how to build an OTT app, let’s quickly recap why they’re an excellent choice for your video business. Here’s our resident YouTuber, Nick Nimmin, with the breakdown:
We’re going to show you three methods you can use to create your OTT app. They are:
Let’s take a closer look.
If you’re the kind of creator who likes total control over their platform, you may want to consider the do it yourself approach.
You’ll need to invest in courses to teach you how to…
…most of which you can find on eLearning websites like Skillshare.
This learn-as-you-go method will likely be pretty slow, but it will help you to reduce costs and launch a fully-fledged app in the next 12 to 18 months.
However, we will warn you: this puts a lot of responsibility on you.
You’ll be the sole person dealing with every aspect of your app – from performance to customer service – which can take a lot of time away from creating video content for your OTT app.
If you’d prefer a more hands-off approach, hiring a developer might be a better option.
There are plenty of agencies and freelancers who specialize in creating OTT apps. Better still, they can build it from scratch to your exact specifications.
On average, this process…
…so it’s best suited if you have a healthy budget and no rush to get your app to market.
The cheapest option would be to find an affordable freelancer on a marketplace like UpWork.
There you could post a job with your ideal budget and time, and see if any developers come back to you with a quote or offer. Just be sure to ask for a portfolio of previous work!
If you do have a healthy budget to play with, you’d be better off looking for a high-end developer or agency, with a proven track record of building quality OTT apps.
You can often find them on industry-specific job sites, like Stack Overflow:
If you want total ownership of your app, without the headache of coding it, developers provide an excellent solution. There really is no limit to what you can do here if you have the budget!
If you’re looking for something more affordable and time-frame friendly, then you definitely need to check out the final method.
Did you know you can rent an OTT app?
OTT platform providers, like Uscreen, will let you lease a white-labeled app for a flat monthly fee.
You can then add your own branding and content to create an app that’s uniquely yours. There are no watermarks or hidden logos that show the app is made by someone else!
Leasing apps also come with…
…as standard, so all you need to worry about is creating content, growing your business, and interacting with your community.
Here’s how it works:
*We cannot control how long it takes for your apps to be approved by the app stores.
The quality of leased apps is also incredibly high; users give them an average app store rating of 4.6!
Here’s Sarah Beth to tell you all about how leasing a yoga OTT app from Uscreen helped her transform her online business, secure her revenue, and reach thousands more people:
Leasing is a great solution if you’re working with a small budget and want to launch your OTT app without taking a huge financial hit!
We honestly believe leasing an OTT app sets you up with the best chance of success. And, if you agree, we have some tips on where you go from here.
Below you’ll find a guide on how to create your OTT app for each specific platform. Just click the link, and we’ll show you how to do the rest:
You have three options when looking at how to create an OTT app:
We firmly believe that leasing gives you the best chance at success. If you’d like to know how Uscreen can help you to launch your own app, click here to learn about our OTT platform.
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