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For many consumers, the mobile phone has gone from last resort to first choice for viewing streaming video, and with the rollout of 5G networks, cellular video delivery is growing. Explore the latest news, trends, and analysis on mobile video here.

Snapchat Users to Decline in 2019, Stabilize in 2020: eMarketer

Social video platform Snapchat is still paying for its unpopular redesign: It will lose users in the U.S. for the first time this year, dropping by 2.8%

JW Player Now Makes Custom Apps for Leading OTT Services

Connected viewing in the living room is only going to get more popular. JW offers an app-creation system that creates customized apps in weeks.

Mobile Video Frustrations Are on the Rise: 88% Report Issues

A report from Penthera shows that people expect instant start up and no buffering from mobile video. If they experience problems, most of them will leave.

Ad-Free Video App Portal Creates Subscription Payment Option

Brand advertising is a rip-off, claims the entirely user-supported video app. It lets creators bill fans directly and avoid the brand safety concerns of advertisers.

Twitter Creates Video Marketing Tool for Publishing Partners

Called Timing Is Everything, the tool presents a graphical view of when video watching is most active. But don't let that limit posting times, Twitter cautions.

Mobile Operators Are Being Crushed By the Demand for HD Video

Video is taking up an increasingly large share of mobile traffic. The reason is HD video using more data. So how will operators manage the shift to 4K?

Kaltura TV SDK Offers Improved Mobile Streaming and HEVC Support

The SDK now keeps an eye on connectivity data at the network, device, and player level, which should improve mobile connections in emerging markets.

Video Will Make Up 79% of All Mobile Traffic By 2022, Says Cisco

In 2022, 71% of the world's population will have a mobile device and the internet of things will increase mobile traffic greatly.

Epix Debuts Epix Now Streaming Service, Starts With Mobile

The $5.99 per month service includes a library of movies and series, original programming, and downloadable content for offline viewing.

Verizon Offers Best Mobile Video Performance: OpenSignal Report

Surprise: AT&T, didn't take second place, it took fourth. AT&T has been building up its content portfolio, not its back end.

ESPN+ Gains Personalization, Offline Viewing, New Platforms

The ESPN+ experience get tailored with recommendations customized for each subscriber, while the mobile apps can download favorite shows.

AT&T to Launch Standards-Based 5G Access Later This Week

Select individuals and businesses will get free access for 90 days. After that, they'll need a $500 hotspot and $70/month service.

Ooyala Sees Strong Increase in Video Plays on Mobile Devices

With video plays above 60 percent and phone plays above 50 percent for the first time, Ooyala sees a commitment to multi-screen streaming.

5G Deployment Will Dramatically Increase Mobile Video Traffic

With higher resolutions and AR services coming to mobile, 90 percent of 5G traffic will come from video, predicts an expert council.

Apple's Latest Video Strategy: Give it Away to Device Owners

An unconfirmed report says Apple's latest video play is to give premium content away through an app, then sell third-party subscriptions.

For the Best Mobile Video Performance, Head to the Czech Republic

Achieving excellent mobile video performance is about more than just fast download speeds. A report from Open Signal shows unexpected winners.

Gracenote Unveils Mobile Video Analytics to Track App Performance

With this offering, content provides learn how their services perform, how quality issues impact engagement, and how their offerings compare with competing services.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Tops List of YouTube Signature Devices

YouTube now endorses phones that provide the best streaming experience on its platform, and VP9 codec support is an essential.

Roku Brings the Ad-Supported Roku Channel to All Web Viewers

The Roku Channel is now available online through desktop and mobile browsers. Also, the Roku OS gains a navigation option for free shows and movies.

Musical.ly App Folds Into TikTok, Users Urged to Switch Over

Chinese technology company Bytedance is once again getting out of its own way and reducing competition in the video app market.