We offer 5 editions of JW Player 6: JW Player Free, JW Player Pro, JW Player Premium, JW Player Ads and JW Player Enterprise. Visit our JW Player Pricing Page to determine which edition works best for your needs.
You can download the Free edition of the JW Player on our download page. Be sure to activate your JW Player Account to get access to our video analytics, available in all editions of the JW Player. We also offer a cloud-hosted JW Player where no downloads are needed. Sign-up for a JW Player Account to try the cloud-hosted player.
If you are looking to upgrade from an older version of the JW Player (i.e. JW Player 4x, JW Player 5x) to JW Player 6, please read our upgrade guide.
We recommend you visit our JW Player Pricing Page to determine which edition works best for your needs.
Once you have chosen your edition of the JW Player, you must load the JW Player on your website. We support two set-up methods: cloud-hosted & self-hosted. With either method, you need to configure both the <head> and the <body> of your webpage to load and embed the JW Player. Read our Quick Start Guide for detailed instructions. Or, use the Publish Wizard inside your account to help generate your embed code for you.
To remove the JW Player logo, you must purchase a commercial license for the JW Player. Once you have purchased your license, you will need to get the commercial version of the JW Player, inside your JW Player Account. Then, follow our support guide on how to display or remove the logo.
To customize the right-click menu, you must purchase a commercial license for the JW Player. Once you have purchased your license, you will need to get the commercial version of the JW Player, inside your JW Player Account.
The JW Player provides custom integrations with Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla. Contact us for more information. The WordPress Plugin for JW Player 6 was released in March 2013. Please note that the JW Player Drupal plugin is only compatible up to version 5.10 of the player.
If you think you have identified a bug in the JW Player, please visit our Bug Reports support forum and post your findings there.
If you have a feature request for the JW Player, please post your suggestion in our Feature Suggestions support forum.
A JW Player Skin changes the appearance of the player. All visual components of the player (the controlbar, display, tooltip, dock and playlist) can be skinned. LongTail Video offers 8 premium JW Player skins in the JW Player Premium edition. Alternatively, you can build your own player skin for free.
The JW Player provides a variety of built-in features. They include playlists, Apple HLS streaming, skinning, social sharing, related videos, integration with Google Analytics, captions, advertising, and more. Their availability varies by player edition. Read more about all of the features the JW Player offers on our detailed features page.
As of JW Player 6.0, the AddOns library has been deprecated. JW Player 6 offers a large number of integrated features. The AddOns library is no longer a supported feature in JW Player 6. If you are still using JW Player 5x or JW Player 4x, you can access the legacy AddOns library here, and the AddOns support documentation here.
All editions of JW Player 6 support playback on mobile devices. We offer a seamless transition between HTML5 and Flash modes, to ensure optimal support for the most popular (widely-used) desktop browsers and mobile devices. For the most up-to-date list of supported browsers and devices, please read through our player tech specs.
JW Player 6 offers Apple’s HLS live streaming in both Flash & HTML5 as an advanced feature available only in the Premium and Ads editions of JW Player 6. You must purchase a commercial license to use Apple’s HLS streaming in Flash. Read more about HLS streaming here.
If you are interested in running video ads in your JW Player, we offer a special edition of the Player, JW Player Ads. JW Player Ads supports all VAST/VPAID ad servers and ad networks, and offers special integrations with Google IMA and others.
JW Player Ads is a subscription service that bundles the JW6 Premium Player with technology that enables you to serve video ads
In order to serve ads using the JW Player Ads service, you must have VAST/VPAID ad tags provided by an ad server or ad network. Publishers using Google DFP please contact us to learn more about our custom integration.
Read more about IAB-compliant VAST/VPAID ad tags.
Read more about ad formats supported by JW Player Ads.
JW Player Ads subscriptions are priced based on:
Pricing starts at $49 per month, which includes up to 250k monthly video ad impressions and embedding on up to 10 domains.
Please contact us for additional details or higher usage levels.
Please see Configuring Video Ads for details.
Yes - please contact us for details on upgrading from JW5 to JW6.
Yes - please contact us and we would be happy to explain how to implement this.
Below is a list of the most common reasons you will need to purchase a JW Player license:
We accept the following payment method: Credit card.
If you are interested in becoming a reseller for the JW Player, please contact us directly.
As the terms of older licenses vary greatly, please contact sales and we will respond with the relevant information. Please remember to include your original order number & order email.
No. JW Player licenses are non-transferrable.
We offer a 45-day money back guarantee. If you cancel your subscription within 45 days of purchase (the date on your invoice), you are eligible for full refund. Please contact email@example.com to receive your refund.
The JW Player 5 AddOns Library can be accessed directly by clicking here.
The legacy JW Player 5 support documentation is still available here on our support site.
The JW Player 5 license can be found on our website here.