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How To Build A Live Streaming Website In 6 Simple Steps?

by Anny Smith Software Engineer

Live streaming is outpacing the growth of other types of online streaming. Most people prefer watching live streaming as it helps them stay informed on the latest news and events, and get actively connected to companies.


MarketsandMarkets stated that the global streaming software market size is anticipated to grow from $6.1 billion in 2020 to $15.0 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 19.7%.


If you are driving a startup, SME, or large business, then for you building a live streaming website can be helpful in increasing business revenue.


Now you might be having a question: How To Make A Live Streaming Website?


Your answer is here...


6 Simple Steps To Create A Live Streaming Website


Just follow the five essential steps to build unique live streaming websites. These steps will make the website development process easier. 


  1. Analyze Market Demand


In order to develop the leading live streaming website, it is critical to examine the current market. This will benefit in predicting the today, past, and future demands of the market, and by doing so, you will be able to include features and other functionalities as per the current market interest. Well, software development companies can also help you in analyzing the trending market needs. 


For analyzing the market requirement, you can consider the following points:


  • Clarify the purpose of developing an app

  • Examine industry's outlook

  • Pinpoint target customers

  • Look competitive websites

  • Gather additional data

  • Put your analysis into action


  1. Create A List Of Essential Features


After analyzing the market need, list down features that one ideal live streaming website should have. You should prefer modern technologies like AI, ML, chatbot, blockchain, and more to offer a unique appearance to the website.


Apart from this, I will suggest you add the popular features of other trending live streaming websites like YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Instagram Live, and many more. 


Let's view the must-have features of live streaming websites:


  • Sign-up: By making use of this feature user can do registration.

  • Sign-in: The users who will be having an account on the website, those will be able to use this feature and for that user usually need to enter a username or email and password. With the help of the Sign-in feature, users can also recover the forgotten password.  

  • Add personal data: This function allows users to share their private information, tell about their concerns and hobbies. Additionally, they can add links to social networks.

  • Start/finish broadcast: This feature helps you start live streaming. Before beginning the video user can add streamers' location, select category, and comment on the broadcast. 

  • Real-time chat. By using this feature while watching the live video/stream, users can chat and share links or file with other friends or people. 

  • Search. This feature allows users to search for videos by different categories, streamers, and more. Also allows users to add the list of recommendations.

  • Follow users. By utilizing this feature, users can follow the streamers for live streaming, and by doing so, users receive the push notification when streamers start live streaming.

  • Settings: To make the website more user-friendly, you need to integrate the feature that allows you to make changes, and this can be by using a setting feature. Setting alternative enables users to set private or public status, turn message alerts on and off, block users, and much more.


  1. Hire Experienced Software Developers


Once after listing down the feature, search for reliable and top software development companies to hire a developer. This will help you create a popular live streaming website like YouTube, Instagram, and more.


Now you must be thinking why I am asking for hiring developers?


Hiring the developers will make you stress-free and encourage you to choose the best cross-platform and technology to produce an outstanding live streaming website. The experts who have good hands-on fabricating the website have superior knowledge of cross-platform and technologies. 


Starting with building the website to launching a website, developers handle the complete development process; this chiefly results in more agile delivery.


  1. Design UI/UX & Develop An MVP Version For Your Live Streaming Website


Choose an attractive and simple UI/UX design for your website; this helps in drawing users attention. Designing is the main part of the development, so while doing this task, make sure to give your best. 


There are mainly 2 types of features that are essential and advanced. MVP features stand for the functionality needed to meet the users' expectations. It's common to publish an MVP and get the customers' feedback. With the support of developers, you can introduce the above-listed MVC features in your live streaming website.


  1. Get Users' Feedback And Add Advanced Features


Once adding all the features on your live streaming website, take user's feedback and make changes accordingly. You can also add advanced features in your live streaming website as this will make your site more user-friendly. After completing this, your live streaming website will get ready for use.


  1. Upgrade Website Regularly


In order to gain profit from your live streaming website it is essential to update the site so don't forget to update the site. Regular website updating can help you in building website value and will also make your website popular.


In this way, you can build an excellent live streaming website.

Ideal Tech Stack To Build A Streaming Website

From below view the ideal tech stack which developers mainly prefer to build a streaming website.


  • Programming languages or Technologies: HTML5/CSS3

  • Frameworks: React, Node.js

  • Cloud platforms: Amazon S3, Amazon EC2

  • Databases: MySQL

  • CDN services: Amazon CloudFront

  • Analytics: Flurry Analytics, Google Mobile App Analytics, Hadoop, Mode, Parquet, Pig, Hive, MixPanel, Localytics, Presto, Spark.

  • Streaming protocols: RTMP, Apple HTTP live streaming, M2TS, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming, MPEG-DASH, WebRTC, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, RTSP/RTP.

  • Media containers: MP4, FLV.

  • Media formats: AVI, DMW, MOV, MKV, MP4, AVCHD, FLV, WMV, SWF.

  • Geolocation: Google Maps API, MapKit/Core Location frameworks (for iOS).

  • Chat: Twilio

Famous Live Streaming Websites


Ending Words


Live streaming websites are becoming a new social platform where users who have the same interest can build a community. Live streaming is expanding its wings in all industries such as entertainment, education, online retail, eCommerce etc. 


Building the live streaming website requires well-planned vision and a bunch of advanced technology. All these things one expert can suggest additionally you can also hire a developer from the top software development companies. This will help you create a high-quality streaming platform. 



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About Anny Smith Innovator   Software Engineer

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Created on Dec 14th 2020 07:05. Viewed 334 times.

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