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