- Well that is the €64,000 question. See some of the benefits listed below. There are several distinctive benefits to IPTV subscription. Traditional cable television feeds as much media content as possible through a network of cables, while in IPTV systems content remains on the host network until the user requests it. This frees up bandwidth and doesn’t rely on the capacity of the feed to determine what is available. It also means that it is critical to have a strong host network above all else.
- IPTV is different than standard downloadable video, as media is streamed instead of downloaded. This means that content is moved in batches, so a user can view content before the entire download is complete.
- Another benefit of IPTV is the ability to provide a customizable user experience. IPTV content is easily searched, and can also offer a custom user interface which displays content based on consumer preference.
- IPTV is not limited to televisions with cable hookups, but instead can be accessed through TVs, PCs, tablets, and smart phones. This means that users can stream everything from live television to movies from any device with an internet connection.
All of these benefits do put pressure on the host network however. an IPTV subscription service is only as good as its hosting provider.