The BIG Technical Jargon Guide

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What is streaming?

Streaming is a way to transmit and receive multimedia content, such as music, videos, or live broadcasts, over the internet in real time. Instead of downloading a file to a device, streaming allows the user to watch or listen to the content as it is being transmitted. Streaming requires a reliable and fast internet connection and can be done using a variety of devices, including computers, smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. Popular streaming services include Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify, which offer a vast selection of movies, TV shows, music, and other types of content that can be accessed by subscribers from anywhere with an internet connection.

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