Lightning-fast, engineered for video
A smarter, lighter player that loads just what you need, and nothing you don't. That means faster web pages, immediate playback, and happy viewers.
Powered by JW Player, designed by you
Updated, modern skin with clean, mobile-optimized design to promote viewer interaction. JW8 also packs in 4x the customization options to fit your brand.
Industry leading monetization and distribution, driving results
With JW Player you have a partner committed to supporting the latest standards and best practices in the industry - now supporting Facebook Browser and VAST4 ads.
Try JW Player 8 Today
All JW Player customers have access to the latest release, so you can give JW8 a spin, or update your existing player.
- 1. Log into your account.
2. You can either:
- a. Click 'Create New Player' in the Players menu.
- b. Click ‘Update’ next to existing players also in the Players menu.
- 3. Customize your Player in the redesigned Player Builder. All new Players are automatically set to version 8 so you have full access to the latest features.
Best-in-Class Player Plus Powerful Solutions to Fuel Your Business
Audience growth through data-driven intelligence
Maximize ad yield, fill and performance
The fastest and most flexible player
Intuitive video management at scale
Learn More About JW Player
Join Product Manager Alicia Hurst as she gives you the inside scoop on JW8 - a behind-the-scenes look at the publisher needs that were the driving force in the improvements we made for our newest release.
Let's Talk About Speed
Learn how our advancements in speed will improve the viewing experience and increase engagement for your audiences.
Let's Talk About Industry-Leading Support
JW8 continues our innovative tradition by providing early support for VAST4 and Facebook Browser, increasing opportunities for monetization and distribution
JW Player 8 Support Docs
Read our support article for a more detailed description of what’s new in JW8, including speed enhancements, new customization options, and the latest standards support.
JW Player 8 packs in even more value by making more features accessible across all player editions, including HLS in our Free edition and Live Streaming in our Platinum edition.
Let's Talk About Customization
JW8's new player builder overhauls the entire customization process to provide publishers with more options and efficiency.
Why Upgrade to JW8?
Avoid bad viewing experiences from using an outdated video player. JW8 ensures you’re ahead of the technology curve with speed and lightness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about updating to JW8 including changes in JW8, compatibility, updating, implementation, and more.