How to create an app like Netflix and how much does it cost?

Since the beginning of COVID-19, the Traffic on movie streaming websites has increased drastically as all the theatres are closed. The new movies that were to be released in theatres are being released on Movie Streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar.

If I want to develop an app like Netflix then what is the process I should follow?

A very nice idea to start! zeroqode has made an netflix clone what’ll be a good example where to start.

Although the idea is pretty neat, people do want watch the (newer) series/movies or the one that are trending. how would you manage to get those ?

Datacenters required for CDN based on streams, For private uses its better to use a Plex

First of all, A very good idea. All the best.

Choose a ready made template. Flixly, a template to create an online platform like Netflix.

Customize it with functionalities and features that best fit your business model.

Configure revenue models like SVOD, TVOD and AVOD.

If you want a more customizable streaming platform solution, you may need a vendor. Check out some top ott/vod platform providers at here.

Thanks and have a great day!

I am interested in your question and I want to share my thoughts too. The cost of such an app depends on what specific features you want to include in it. I think an app like Netflix should have these features: Live Video Streaming, User Registration, Subscription and Payment, Integrate Social Media, Multiple Device support. The cost of the application also depends on who will develop it. You can hire a freelancer, a team of developers (outsource the development), or assemble your own team. Your team will include the following specialists: Project Manager, Android/iOS Developers, Backend Developer, UX Designer, Quality Analyst, Business Analyst.

Hey :wave:

There are good tips about streaming platforms above. If you want to start a Netflix - like business, you can inspect Video Streaming- Netflix Clone Template | Bubble too.

Also there exist a live webapp which created with using this template. For more details: [Template] Video Streaming Platform - CloneFlix

For your further questions please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

Best, Batuhan