What is Streaming?

 
Streaming is when you play media on a device when the media is stored on a different device. Our media is stored in “The Cloud” and is streamed to your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. When you stream media your device receives data constantly, like a radio or television. You can listen to or view the media, but you cannot save it to a device for playback later. Since the media is not stored, you are free to play it on any device that has an internet connection. You are not purchasing the digital media, but rather you are renting or leasing it. You do not own it.

Differences between Streaming and Downloading

Downloading is when you copy media from the Internet and store it on a device. Our media comes in zipped folders, which need unzipping before playback. In order to listen to or view downloaded media on your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, you must have the device storing the media at hand, you own the digital media you download, and it can be backed up and transferred from one device to another.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Streaming and Downloading