Here’s my take on the OTT platform development world, from the perspective of trying to build apps and put content on these devices for my clients.
This is what it’s like to get started as a developer.
Roku: The WordPress of OTT media – creating a channel is as easy as starting a blog. Result? Ultra-Niche Programming of all kinds.
XBox: It’s like New York – if you can make it to this platform, you can make it on any OTT platform.
Apple TV: Remember the silent monolith in 2001?
Samsung Smart TV: Like a transcription of two non-native english speakers having a dialogue with American Siri.
Wii: Love doing your taxes? It’s as much fun as that.
Sony: Have you considered installing a separate washing machine for each day of the week? You’ll do fine.
How about you? What are your developer startup experiences like? Who’s making it easier to stand up on new OTT platforms with a decent developer SDK?