Glossary #19 – Streaming media


When we stream media, video and audio is sent to a computer from the Internet as a continuous stream of data and is then played as it reaches the destination computer. The data is not saved or downloaded to your computer by doing this.

We stream media when we watch online videos or even catch up TV like BBC iPlayer.

We can also stream music from sites such as Grooveshark or Spotify.


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