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Bitmovin debuts first automated video streaming testing solution

Stream Lab enables development teams to test their streams in real environments on physical devices

Bitmovin is launching Stream Lab, an automated stream testing solution which the company says is the first of its kind in the video streaming market.

Stream Lab is designed to solve device fragmentation challenges as consumer demand for high-quality streaming experiences, on more devices and platforms, continues to rise.

It enables development teams to test their streams in real environments on physical devices and receive transparent reporting with clear performance feedback, said the company.

The solution has pre-set test cases created by Bitmovin’s video experts, and gives users access to testing on older and newer generations of devices and platforms, including Samsung, LG, major web browsers and more.

“Stream Lab is an industry-first that has the power to shape the future of video,” said Stefan Lederer, CEO and co-founder of Bitmovin. “The sheer number of devices entering the market means there’s a real need for an automated testing solution for the video streaming industry. Stream Lab is a must-have solution, as it supports a wide range of physical devices and platforms spanning multiple generations, which streamlines the video delivery process and ensures the quality of playback on viewers’ screens.”

“The average household uses more than four devices, and viewers expect a consistent and high-quality experience on each one. New devices continue to come online while older ones remain in use. Solving the challenge of fragmentation is key to upholding integrity in any service offering and bolstering subscriber retention – two of the biggest challenges facing the industry right now,” added Lederer.

Bitmovin will showcase Stream Lab at NAB Show from 23rd-27th April.