All the Software You Need to Create Your Own Subscription Video On Demand Service

Written by Matteo Cassese

When it comes to creating your own Netflix-like SVOD service these 11 great video platforms can help.

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In this post: all the SVOD software platforms listed and rated for you. Start building your own Netflix style, Subscription Video on Demand service today.

Updated: November 2018

Vimeo VHX

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From one of the most important online video sites, comes a turn key solution to setup your own SVOD service. Highlights of VHX are the quality of streaming guaranteed by Vimeo and the player. It’s also possible to have iOS, Android, Samsung and Roku apps made for you. A custom CMS allows you to create your own website starting from some ready-made templates. An API is available to the most advanced users to integrate VHX with custom solutions and the system supports live streaming. The solution is used by services like IndieFlix and MHz Choice.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

Pricing: per subscriber

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Uscreen starts as an online video course platform, but is pretty adaptable to any online video needs. It’s a full featured turn key system that integrates a CMS, a community, video streaming and a payment gateway. You can also have custom apps developed for iOS, Android and Roku. Uscreen is being used by sites like Filmatique and Wanderlust TV.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

Pricing: monthly flat fee

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Muvi is a hosted video solution that promises to deliver a Netflix like experience both on the web and with custom apps. It includes hosting, CDN, CMS, player, payment gateway, user management, reports. Apps are created for iOS, Android, Samsung, LG and Roku. Muvi powers sites like Docma and Cmaxtv.

It also includes a free trial.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

Pricing: monthly fee + storage/bandwidth overage

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Unreel is a video streaming solution that promises apps for iOS, Android, Roku, tvOS, Fire TV, and Vewd. They have a special focus on analytics, a recommendation engine and powerful social integrations. The system supports advertising and payment-based business models and supports live streaming. The solution is very feature rich. Unreel powers sites like Bumblebee and Jash.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

Pricing: undisclosed

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Zype is an over the top (OTT) solution aimed at offering an integrated all-inclusive solution to create a video website. It integrates CMS, payment gateway, streaming including live streaming, syndication and analytics. Custom apps can be created for iOS, Android, Roku and Smart TVs. It does not offer a free trial. Zype is being used by sites like Rfdtv and Startalkradio.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5)

Pricing: monthly flat fee

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Accedo one


Accedo one is the cloud platform offered by video software specialist Accedo. This package includes their solutions to create bespoke user experiences, a video CMS, video streaming, analytics and apps. Accedo caters to corporate customers like CNN and Deutsche Telekom.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5)

Pricing: undisclosed

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This up and coming company promises a modular streaming infrastructure to complement any existing website. Their focus is on video inventory, streaming, payment processing and they offer an own video player. A flexible API allows for integration with third party components. Sites like Tenk and Outbuster are made with Kinow.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3/5)

Pricing: flat fee with no commission

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Vixy offer a managed video platform that supports any business model. It offers a CMS, payment gateway, streaming including live and an API to extend the platform. A key feature is the support of interactive videos and the focus on analytics. Vixy powers sites such as Dalton and Basic Fit.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3/5)

Pricing: undisclosed

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Contus vplay

contus Vplay is positioned as the right fit for every need: from music, to movies, from education to government. They offer a CMS, streaming including live, payment systems, social media integration and downloads for offline viewing. Their product is based on Amazon AWS. Vplay powers sites like Learning Space.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3/5)

Pricing: undisclosed

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Streamhash provides you with the software you need to setup your own Netflix clone. Their focus is on SVOD and they also promise a native iOS and Android app. They offer a CMS, streaming including live and monetization gateways. The software leverages many proprietary and open source solutions to string together a Netflix like experience.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️ (2/5)

Pricing: one-time purchase

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Vplayed offers a video on demand solution including video content management, streaming, DRM and a video player. It supports all the possible video business models including SVOD.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️ (2/5)

Pricing: undisclosed

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  1. Esther van Dorst

    Hello, have you heard of Blue Billywig? Like Vixy, it’s a Dutch Online Video Platform. Think they might be worth a mention!

  2. Sim LDT

    Too bad solutions like OKAST, with good reviews and greta references are not featured in this article 🙁

    • Matteo Cassese

      Thanks for pointing it out. With the next update of the article we’ll include it. Don’t be sad.

  3. Thijs Spooren

    Thanks Matteo for featuring VIXY in your post, we appreciate that!

    I’d like to add some useful information for the readers of your post: there are a couple of ways to start your own video streaming service and sell your video content as SVOD (subscription based) or TVOD (transactional based – usually for renting out videos or films), this off course depends on your budget and requirements..

    You usually need a backend AND a frontend, most companies listed in this post offer only a backend or front-end. Other companies offer both services as an all-in-one solution.

    The backend is the infrastructure which is not visible to the end-user, such as the hosting infrastructure, a global CDN for streaming your videos, a customizable video player, security and analytics. Important is to decide where you want to host your videos (Europe, US, etc). Now: if you have your own in-house development team and you want to built something custom, you usually only need a backend platform and a video player – which can be integrated with your own front-end (CMS) and paywall. The benefits are less costs of the platform and you can go completely custom, the downside is off course that you need your own dev team. Disclaimer: VIXY can provide a backend-only service.

    There are also companies that offer both front-end and back-end together in an all-in-one platform and are already integrated with a payment gateway, like Uscreen, Vimeo VHS or VIXY (we have an all-in-one solution as well). The benefits are a faster time-to-market and that you can focus on content and marketing instead of technical issues. The downside: ultimately when you grow you want your own custom solution. We at VIXY always see a shift once streaming companies get past a certain amount of users that they need more and more customization and out-grow a standard streaming platform. However if you’re just starting and don’t have your own in-house development team: this is the best option to go live quickly.

    Hope this helps!
    If you want to read more about how to get started, you can also visit this blog post:



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