New video player: Kinow partners with Bitmovin


As part of the evolution of the services Kinow offers to deploy its customers' OTT platforms, we have chosen the Bitmovin video player, a leading startup in its field. Bitmovin offers a service with a very high availability rate. We are giving you some details below.

Offering a streaming service with a functional player is essential to ensure an optimal user experience and a high quality of service to ensure the best possible retention rate.

More and more exigent, users will be looking for a high-performance streaming service and a smooth viewing. Indeed, who would want to watch a pixelized video or a video that loads every 2 minutes ?

Why Bitmovin Player

The Bitmovin player supports the largest number of device types on the market, offers low latency playback and, resilient and stable streaming with reduced buffering.

Thanks to its modularity, this player can be used for platforms dedicated to sport, entertainment or news.

Besides, it provides simpler technical integration and an optimized user interface.

Some features of the player

The Bitmovin player can be easily customized and its features can be extended to any use case.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of them:

  • Unified player: in other words, it can be used on different devices such as Smart TV (Samsung, LG, Sony, Sony, Android TV & more), smartphones, tablets and desktop.

  • Possibility to integrate multi-DRM to protect your content (Widevine, Playready and Fairplay).

  • Subtitles support and setting according to your preferences.

  • Possibility to choose the video quality as a user (HD, Full HD, 720p, etc.)

  • Allows the configuration of rewind or fast-forward (10, 15, 20 seconds...).

  • Compatible with all browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox...) and video streaming via Chromecast and Airplay, allows to exploit the potential of smart-TV running on Android TV and Apple TV. Possibility to project in VR and 360° on all browsers.

  • Possibility to encode your videos via several codec supports (VP9, HEVC). You can offer 4K (UHD/HDR) playback to your customers, using the Dash container.

  • Server-Side Ad Insertion. This feature allows both to optimize the delivery of ads and also to manage ad blockers.

Finally, this new player will allow you to offer an even more qualitative streaming service to your users.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us, our teams will be happy to provide you with information on this subject.