High-speed broadband is considered a necessity in the average household these days. With its easy availability, one of the things that have prospered over the years is the business of video streaming. High-definition streaming, which was considered impossible just a few years ago, is something that almost all internet users do every day. There are many websites which host the streaming of videos but only a few of them are worth the users’ time.
Below is a list of the best video streaming websites.
10. AOL Video Network
Multimedia content that is branded by TV channels is aired on AOL’s video network. Users can upload their own videos too and in the search feature, the user has the option to search for either branded video, user-generated video, or both.
9. Microsoft Video Network
Fox Sports, Bing Videos, MSNBC and TODAY have all partnered with Microsoft to air their videos on their site. Hundreds of millions of users every month flock to Microsoft Video Network to catch their doses of internet videos.
8. Yahoo! Video
Launched in 2006, Yahoo! Video offers a wide array of movie trailers, behind the scenes and TV clips. The search function lets you filter out and watch exactly what you are looking for. Your daily dose of videos ranging from sports highlights to the latest news can be found on Yahoo! Video.
7. Viacom Network
If some organizations that keep track of the number of website visitors are to be believed, then the Viacom Network can claim to be one of the most popular video websites on the internet. Their overall material includes videos from MTV, Addicting Games and Nickelodeon among others.
Hulu was launched in 2007 and is one of the premier websites to watch the latest TV shows and movies. However, Hulu is legally restricted to be aired only in the United States.
Just for the record, Facebook is the number two most visited websites if all the categories of websites are taken into account. The video collection of Facebook consists almost entirely of material uploaded by users.
4. Google Video
Google Video, which is now defunct, had a good collection of user-uploaded videos and TV and movie clips. The search function was quite effective too; you wouldn’t doubt that because it was owned by the number one search engine on the internet.
Most of the entries on this list archive many different categories of videos. Vevo on the other hand is strictly for music videos. The highest available video quality of the videos are shown by Vevo on its channel. Once again, it is for US users only.
DailyMotion is headquartered in France and is the second most popular video sharing website. It is known particularly for the different search features it offers. It also serves as an alternative website for users in countries where YouTube is banned.
You probably would not be surprised to see YouTube at the number one spot on this list. YouTube was launched in 2005 and in 2006 was bought out by Google, which is one of the reasons for the closure of Google Video. YouTube has played a significant role in raising the statuses of many people to celebrities.