Zattoo has dramatically reduced the amount of time it takes for a broadcast signal to be viewed by customers of streaming services.
Announcing the move ahead of this summer’s postponed European football championships, Zattoo says it is possible to watch the entire Euro 2020 competition with a delay of just 10 seconds, when compared to the live signal.
This represents an improvement of 25 seconds on the latency experienced during the 2018 World Cup.
“The significant and overall reduction in latency is a major milestone for us and sets the bar high for the European streaming market,” says Stefan Lietsch, Chief Technology Officer at Zattoo. “This is made possible by the consistent further development of our platform-specific technology.”
The improvement is initially possible on the Amazon Fire TV, TV devices with Android TV and Google TV. The 10-second latency will also be rolled out to other platforms. This includes smartphones and tablets with the Android operating system as well as laptops and PCs with Zattoo ‘s progressive web app. Requirements are a stable network connection and the installation of the latest update. On devices with the iOS operating system and tvOS, Zattoo has succeeded in reducing the time delay when streaming to just 15 seconds.