Streaming means listening to and watching compressed audio and video files (moving image) in real time via special online streaming platforms without having to download or save them .


The term streaming itself describes the data transfer process that takes place between the respective media server and the user's computer. When streaming, the files are transferred and played back simultaneously over a network. By the possibility of the live transmission also radio or TV can be transmitted and played as so-called Livestreams in real time beside music and videos.