Low Latency Live Streaming Delivery: What's Next?
At the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announced the specs for a brand-new extension of their HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol: Low-Latency HLS. While reducing latency for live streaming is a valiant goal (and one that we can get behind), this news interrupted an industry-wide effort to do so via chunked transfer encoding. With more viewers ditching traditional satellite and cable services each year, the race for speedier live-stream delivery is in full force. Apple Low-Latency HLS is an emerging standard that could very well lead the pack, but what are the pros and cons? The standard's real-world appeal and long-term benefits are still playing out. Join our discussion and learn where the industry is heading, the overall adoption, ideal use cases, and what can be expected of low-latency HLS next.