The native SDKs for iOS and Android received an update for gapless playback of multiple VoDs last year. For more details on what this enables see this blog post
The feature is important for showing a collection of smaller videos with seamless playback and optionally a seek bar covering all videos in the playlist. It could also be used to improve the UX of the “recommended next” feature.
It’s important to implement this in the bitmovin core since at least these two problems can not be worked around and hinder great UX:
seamless playback transitions between the videos requires timely buffering of the upcoming asset. This can’t be done outside the player core while still providing autoplay on restrictive browsers (e.g. iOS). Because autoplay is more important we have to live with gaps between the video assets since buffering is not always possible. Furthermore without buffering the initial quality of the videos will unnecessarily be lower than possible with buffering.
a seek bar showing all playlist assets is currently not possible with the bitmovin UI on the web
This feature would also be important to have feature parity across all SDKs again.