CLEVELAND, OH, June 14, 2016 — BoxCast, the Cleveland-based live video streaming company, released a new video player to better highlight customers’ videos and improve the viewing experience.
The new player reflects a technology upgrade to remove the dependency on Flash, which is quickly becoming obsolete in today’s modern internet. In addition, many improvements have been made to the player’s usability. Videos are easier to navigate with the introduction of thumbnails and improved search capability.
Live DVR is now available through the new player, allowing viewers to re-watch parts of the stream, even as it’s being recorded live. Viewers can also choose to slow or speed the pace at which they watch an archived video.
Improvements have also been made on the broadcasting side. With the option to showcase a custom looping video or image backdrop before a stream goes live, broadcasters can better engage their viewers. They can also choose to include a countdown timer until the stream goes live.
In conjunction with the updates to the player, BoxCast launched BoxCast.tv, the new website where viewers watch events. The page displays a larger, more engaging video player and makes it easier than ever to promote on various social media platforms. Additional usability enhancements make it easier for viewers to buy tickets.
“We’re excited to be able to roll out many Player enhancements at once,” says BoxCast Software Craftsman Mike Griffith. “The pace of what we’re capable of producing is increasing and, as with everything we do here, our customers and their viewers are at the forefront of our decision-making. We hear what our customers want and do our best to build it.”
BoxCast is a breakthrough streaming platform that makes it easy to deliver live, HD video to anyone, anywhere, on any device. Launched in 2013, BoxCast is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.