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JW Player offers an advanced and flexible online video platform and media player for publishing videos, running video ads, and streaming content. JWPlayer offers a consistent viewing experience across HTML5 and Flash, across mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms.


  • Online video platform with hosting and streaming
  • Adaptive streaming allowing for fluid playback across any device and bandwidth scenario
  • HTML5 video player with full customization and configuration options
  • Native live streaming and social streaming
  • Video advertising platform and integration with ad exchanges and networks
  • Media management and CMS for video
  • Content discovery and recommendation engine
  • Detailed video analytics and insights
  • iOS and Android video app creation
  • Wrap YouTube videos with the JWPlayer
  • Robust APIs for developers


Vice, Univision, The Onion, Hearst, Little Things, Mashable, Univision, Fox, Evite, BBC, Popsugar

  • Tracking 325,395 websites using JWPlayer

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Funding Timeline

  • Raised $1.6M Seed Round, August 2008
  • Raised $4M Series B Round, November 2012
  • Raised $20M Series C Round, September 2014
  • Raised $20M Series D Round, January 2016




JWPlayer offers a few out of the box plans to meet video needs of any size and custom packaging for enterprises and unique use cases. JWPlayer’s Free plan provides 25GB of streaming per month and 10k video plays a month. The Premium plan provides 250GB of streaming per month and 100k video plays a month. Platinum at 500GB of streaming per month and 200k video plays a month and includes video ad functionality. The Custom plan offers live streaming and integration with social media.

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