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Top 20 Video Processing and Streaming SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store
Last update: 12 Apr 2024 CET
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Top 20 Video Processing and Streaming SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store

We at 42matters have identified the 20 most popular Video Processing and Streaming SDKs leveraged by iOS apps available on the iOS app market.

Video Processing SDKs provide developers with easy-to-integrate video processing capabilities — such as video editing, streaming, or analysis — for their mobile apps. They typically come with features like video capture, video editing, video compression, etc.

This list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and the 2,300+ SDKs they use – that constitute the vast inventory of the Apple App Store. The accompanying data provides readers with a glimpse into the rich mobile application insights generated by the 42matters technology. This data is also available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

The intended purpose of this article is to assist app builders in their search for the perfect Video Processing and Streaming SDK to leverage in their app, as well as to give SDK developers insight into their biggest competitors and potential customers. This data collected by our technology may also serve as a useful tool for folks researching the wider mobile app market.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, 38.45% have integrated Google Cast SDK. This accounts for 65.66% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

The Google Cast SDK enables you to extend your Android, iOS, or Chrome app to direct its streaming video and audio to a TV or sound system. Your app becomes the remote control to play, pause, seek, rewind, stop, and otherwise control the media.

Total Apps
29.69k
App Store
App Share
38.45%
App Store
Apps
29.67k
Games
23
Total Downloads
26.97b
App Store
Download Share
65.66%
App Store
App Downloads
26.94b
Game Downloads
25.47m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Google Cast SDK.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, 26.37% have integrated ijkplayer. This accounts for 17.34% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

ijkplayer is an Android/iOS video player SDK based on FFmpeg n3.4, with MediaCodec, VideoToolbox support.

Total Apps
20.37k
App Store
App Share
26.37%
App Store
Apps
20.27k
Games
102
Total Downloads
7.12b
App Store
Download Share
17.34%
App Store
App Downloads
5.79b
Game Downloads
1.34b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use ijkplayer.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, 14.71% have integrated Youtube Player. This accounts for 9.65% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

YouTube Android Player API enables you to incorporate video playback functionality into your Android applications. The SDK defines methods for loading and playing YouTube videos (and playlists) and for customizing and controlling the video playback experience.

Total Apps
11.36k
App Store
App Share
14.71%
App Store
Apps
11.33k
Games
36
Total Downloads
3.96b
App Store
Download Share
9.65%
App Store
App Downloads
3.83b
Game Downloads
135.83m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Youtube Player.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, 11.06% have integrated CTVideoPlayerView. This accounts for 2.94% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

The CTVideoPlayerView SDK offers a video player view for iOS based on AVFoundation thats better than PBJVideoPlayer. It lets you play multiple videos at the same time, and provides download, customized operation buttons, and customized cover of video.

Total Apps
8.54k
App Store
App Share
11.06%
App Store
Apps
3.63k
Games
4.91k
Total Downloads
1.21b
App Store
Download Share
2.94%
App Store
App Downloads
301.89m
Game Downloads
906.83m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use CTVideoPlayerView.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, 6.93% have integrated XCDYouTubeKit. This accounts for 1.94% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

XCDYouTubeKit is a YouTube video player SDK for iOS, tvOS, and macOS.

Total Apps
5.35k
App Store
App Share
6.93%
App Store
Apps
5.34k
Games
13
Total Downloads
796.51m
App Store
Download Share
1.94%
App Store
App Downloads
792.67m
Game Downloads
3.84m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use XCDYouTubeKit.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, 1.36% have integrated JW Player. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

JW Player delivers compelling video streaming experiences in a single solution, so you can deliver optimal, buffer-free videos to any viewer on any device.

Total Apps
1.05k
App Store
App Share
1.36%
App Store
Apps
1.05k
Games
0
Total Downloads
158.73m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
158.73m
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use JW Player.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated Vimeo Player. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

Total Apps
580
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
580
Games
0
Total Downloads
26.54m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
26.54m
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Vimeo Player.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated SAVideoRangeSlider. This accounts for 1.23% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

The SAVideoRangeSlider SDK is an iOS UI control providing an iMovie style video trim control.

Total Apps
483
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
477
Games
6
Total Downloads
503.31m
App Store
Download Share
1.23%
App Store
App Downloads
503.09m
Game Downloads
226.77k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use SAVideoRangeSlider.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated YouTube API. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

Add YouTube features to your application, including the ability to upload videos, create and manage playlists, and more.

Total Apps
321
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
291
Games
30
Total Downloads
159.30m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
157.84m
Game Downloads
1.46m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use YouTube API.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated 100ms. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

Total Apps
309
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
306
Games
3
Total Downloads
55.18m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
54.05m
Game Downloads
1.14m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use 100ms.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated DBCamera. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

DBCamera is a simple, custom camera SDK with AVFoundation.

Total Apps
232
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
220
Games
12
Total Downloads
248.13m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
241.64m
Game Downloads
6.49m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use DBCamera.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated Voximplant. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

Total Apps
196
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
196
Games
0
Total Downloads
243.96m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
243.96m
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Voximplant.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated Anvato Player. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

Total Apps
122
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
122
Games
0
Total Downloads
39.88m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
39.88m
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Anvato Player.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated LLSimpleCamera. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

The LLSimpleCamera SDK is a simple, customizable camera control and video recorder for iOS.

Total Apps
118
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
118
Games
0
Total Downloads
3.92m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
3.92m
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use LLSimpleCamera.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated Voxeet Dolby. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

The Voxeet SDK is an API platform for transforming media and communications.

Total Apps
104
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
104
Games
0
Total Downloads
27.55m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
27.55m
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Voxeet Dolby.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated VideoCore. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

VideoCore is an SDK inteded to be an audio and video manipulation and streaming graph. It currently works with iOS and periodic (live) sources.

Total Apps
103
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
103
Games
0
Total Downloads
262.15m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
262.15m
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use VideoCore.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated Dyte. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

Total Apps
41
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
41
Games
0
Total Downloads
95.98k
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
95.98k
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Dyte.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated Video SDK. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

Total Apps
17
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
17
Games
0
Total Downloads
31.91k
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
31.91k
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Video SDK.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated Kaltura Player SDK. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

The Kaltura Player SDK is a native component that enables embedding the Kaltura Player into native environments. This enables the full HTML5 player platform, without the limitations of the HTML5 video tag API in iOS platforms.

Total Apps
9
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
9
Games
0
Total Downloads
414.36k
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
414.36k
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Kaltura Player SDK.

Among all apps utilizing video processing and streaming SDKs, <1% have integrated Daily. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the video processing and streaming SDK category.

Total Apps
8
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
8
Games
0
Total Downloads
1.15m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
1.15m
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Daily.

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