Streaming media over the Internet back to the mid-1990s when the users connected to the Internet via dial-up connections. The low Internet speed, as well as the slow computers, made it very hard for the users to enjoy listening or watching media since they always encountered the buffering issue. However, as a result of high-speed Internet lines, and high-performance computers, nowadays, hundreds of millions of Internet users listen and watch audio and video stream without any problems. In 2006, people watched more than a million streaming videos a day on YouTube.
The same year, television network ABC started streaming its most popular TV shows over the Web. People who missed an episode of shows like “Lost” or “Grey’s Anatomy” could catch up on the entire thing online.
Almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day in 2018. In 2006, people watched more than a million streaming videos a day on YouTube