HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is Apple’s answer to Flash. Streaming video in the past typically meant having to rely on proprietary protocols and special server software. To stream video with HTTP Live Streaming, all you need is a web server. Developed by Apple, HLS is supported by other platforms such as Roku—the streaming media player that connects to your TV—and Android, to name a few.
With straightforward code examples, this book will help you create applications and deploy video streams with HLS that can be played anywhere on any device. If you’re looking to learn how to stream video with HTTP Live Streaming, you won’t find a more complete, up-to-date guide.