Haivision Play Pro: Watch SRT Streams On The Go, For Free!
In case you missed it, last month we were thrilled to share the news about the release of our brand new, FREE and easy to use moblie SRT player, Haivision Play Pro. Now available to download from the Apple store, the Play Pro app has been designed to offer users a premium SRT viewing experience from anywhere on an iPhone or iPad.
The Definitive Mobile SRT Player
Originally developed by Haivision, the SRT protocol has changed the way the world streams video and Haivision Play Pro is its perfect companion. It’s a must-have app for anyone who needs a reliable and secure way to watch and share low latency SRT streams on the go for monitoring and testing.
To see for yourself just how useful Haivision Play Pro could be for you, watch the video of the app in action.
Haivision Play Pro provides the following features:
- H.264 and HEVC playback
- Support for low-latency encrypted SRT, UDP unicast or multicast, and HLS streams up to 4K/UHD 2160p60
- SRT secure streaming with AES 128- or 256-bit encryption
- Create and save custom channel lists for sharing by email or publishing to a network location to make centrally managed channel lists available throughout the organization
- The ability to stream video directly from your mobile device camera with SRT
Peace of Mind for Broadcast Professionals
For broadcasters, Play Pro offers a simple and convenient way to monitor any feed or channel anywhere using the SRT protocol. Broadcast producers, directors, executives, and on-air talent can monitor contribution streams and view return feeds in the field, whether they are live-to-air streams, feeds supporting remote interviews, or even teleprompter feeds directly from the editorial desk.
Play Pro also offers broadcasters peace of mind as it allows engineers to easily see any potential issues with on-air streams so that they can be quickly resolved.
Play Pro is a valuable and cost-effective resource in a broadcasters’ tool kit, allowing users to securely view low-latency, high quality SRT video streams, including streams encrypted with AES 128/256-bit keys. And, thanks to the app’s rock-solid reliability and intuitive interface, field crew and talent are empowered to quickly tune to SRT feeds, or create their own channel lists for monitoring important production feeds.
Chris Smith, News Technology Executive at Sky News, the British free-to-air television news channel and organization, shares how Play Pro will impact its field crews:
“The Haivision Play Pro application will give our journalists and teams around the world an easier, secure, and reliable method to have access to low latency, live video content that they could only previously view from within a newsroom or bureau.”
You can learn more about how Sky News powers its live video streaming workflows with SRT, watch Chris speak at this IBC panel discussion.
An Essential Tool For SRT Developers
Play Pro is the ideal app for SRT developers to easily and securely test and view their SRT streams on a mobile device. Play Pro can scale from playing a single SRT stream to creating channel lists on your mobile device, and even to publishing channel lists to a network location for secure access by team members.
Active in the SRT GitHub community, Cinegy develops software solutions for the broadcast and media industry and has integrated SRT into their core product and has been an active participant in the development community. According to Lewis Kirkaldie, Cinegy’s Head of Product Management:
“We see the Haivision Play Pro application as the ultimate demonstration that SRT is an open protocol for any company to use. Every customer-facing Cinegy staff member has a copy on their phone ready to prove instantly to anyone that this is real, looks great and is absolutely inter-vendor compatible. Personally, I never get tired of the look on people’s faces when I tell them the stream is running on my cellular connection and coming from Germany over the Atlantic Ocean too!”