Flipgrid vs. JW Player

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Flipgrid
Score 1.5 out of 10
N/A
Flipgrid is a video learning platform, acquired by Microsoft in 2018.N/A
JW Player
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
JW Player (or JWP) is a video platform boasting 40,000 broadcasters, publishers, and other video-driven brands whose business relies on video as users. It provides these companies with a way to accelerate and scale their video strategy and is a video platform that can be used to stream video, engage audiences on any screen, and monetize content.N/A
Pricing
FlipgridJW Player
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FlipgridJW Player
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
FlipgridJW Player
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
9.0
8 Ratings
22% above category average
JW Player
8.6
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Lead generation9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video personalization9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for advertisements00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Video SEO00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
Comparison of Video Platform Integrations features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
10.0
5 Ratings
45% above category average
JW Player
-
Ratings
Integration to LMS10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
8.2
8 Ratings
6% below category average
JW Player
7.8
3 Ratings
11% below category average
Video access controls8.07 Ratings9.01 Ratings
User management9.07 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Video link sharing8.08 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Internal video8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
External video8.05 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
7.5
8 Ratings
11% below category average
JW Player
7.0
3 Ratings
18% below category average
Player customization7.05 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Embedded videos9.08 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls6.06 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Mobile compatibility8.07 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
9.5
6 Ratings
23% above category average
JW Player
1.0
3 Ratings
153% below category average
Streaming quality reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Per viewer tracking10.04 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Per video tracking9.05 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard10.02 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
9.3
6 Ratings
9% above category average
JW Player
8.6
3 Ratings
1% above category average
Video upload & format support9.04 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Video library / File management9.95 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Video portal9.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
On-Demand video00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Live streaming00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
10.0
8 Ratings
21% above category average
JW Player
-
Ratings
Audience polling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video comments10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
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Flipgrid
Flipgrid
Score 1.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
FlipgridJW Player
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(9 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FlipgridJW Player
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
I use Flipgrid to allow students to share their work with each other. For example, my students created some artwork based on a prompt. Then, they used Flipgrid to record their work and explain their choices. I also required them to comment on each other’s work to make sure they watched the videos
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JW Player
JW Player has flexible plans that won't cost you a lot of money. If you are a startup, JW offers a variety of plans that will suit your specific needs and grow with you as your company grows. You do not need to be a video expert to understand how to upload a video, which allows nearly anyone in the office to do it.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Engage students in Speaking activities
  • Provides a wide variety of methods to share the activity (Google Classroom, Teams, etc)
  • Design of activities is made easier, because you are able to add images, videos, documents, etc.
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JW Player
  • Responsive HTML5
  • Provides share functionality built into the player
  • Platform use enables playlist functionality and playlist players which can be customized or versioned for specific uses
  • Videos uploaded to the JW Platform automatically provide multiple image frame options for selecting video thumbnail
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Fligrid can improve using mixed tapes. I feel if it's not pointed out, teachers don't necessarily know it can be done.
  • When setting up the topic, some of the personalization choices are hard to find or down the page. It would be easier to choose the most used settings and making them the default - like the privacy settings.
  • I also believe the word Grid should be substituted with class. Teachers are always confused about what the Grid and topic are.
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JW Player
  • Definitely missing the ability (in and easy way) to have clickable links in the video.
  • Analytics is a little cumbersome and not very user-friendly.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
JW Player
Just made the decision to renew given demonstrated improvements being made to the platform to expand compatibility for its player use on devices such as Apple TV, as well as improvements made recently to its JW Platform Dashboard
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Usability
Microsoft
Flipgrid is the most user-friendly platform that exists.
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JW Player
Reliability and compatibility on a majority of platforms. Would have received a 10 except recent versions of browsers such as Firefox are now defaulting against Flash components and thus prompting approval from users BEFORE loading which is a HUGE obstacle to an effective user experience thus creating concerns by end-users unnecessarily and risking that they will NOT accept the prompts, thus leaving unable to view video content hosted using the JW Player. Assurances by JW support suggest they will resolve this, so we'll see...
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
We have never had issues with the Flipgrid platform being unavailable during the school day.
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JW Player
No answers on this topic
Performance
Microsoft
Flipgrid has been easy for both our students and staff to use. When there is an issue with the program, we can easily reach support, and the trouble is resolved in an extremely quick and timely manner.
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JW Player
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Microsoft
Flipgrip is great for supporting educators. They provide opportunities for teachers to learn the program and become ambassadors for the program. They are also responsive to questions and concerns through many different modes. That includes online communities, email, and Facebook communities. They are eager to meet and troubleshoot with you and are also eager to meet educators at conferences and meetings.
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JW Player
Support is reasonable. I from time to time have made suggestions on improvements that would be nice to see (like the ability to have a clickable link within the video - that is easy to create, without tons of coding) and it seems as though I never see it happen or get much response to "suggestions" to upgrade the software. The good news, other than a few things as I mentioned above, overall, I don't have many "technical issues" in the platform, which is a good thing. On occasion, I have seen some "issues" with the delivery of the video, but it has been pretty scarce. So it is dependable.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
JW Player
One of the primary features promoted by JW Platform is its SEO definition. However, there did not seem to be a way to integrate that data to our platform if selected thus only leaving the benefits of that data to be established on the individual video page hosted by JW Platform, which isn't useful in the end to the client value we are trying to deliver for our VideoproFile.net solution
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Flipgrid is a game changer, working in a similar fashion to these other applications, but offering much more in terms of teacher control and implementation inside the classroom. Teachers can create lesson plans that incorporate options for Flipgrid to be utilized as a formative assessment tool to better gauge student comprehension and understanding.
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JW Player
JW had more player options, a better/more intuitive user interface, was altogether faster both in rendering the uploaded videos and in time to load on the web page. The integration with OpenX for pre-roll was faster and easier than with Brightcove, and lastly, they offered a great price for service.
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Scalability
Microsoft
This product is straightforward to implement and share across our building and district. As a large district, it was not difficult to train staff and have them feel at ease implementing the program.
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JW Player
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Flipgrid allows students who may not raise their hand or have a voice in class to participate and share their ideas, thoughts and views
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JW Player
  • JW Player has was less expensive (without sacrificing quality) than our previous video platform so the ROI was instant.
  • We were easily able to add a variety of video advertising options including pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll.
  • The quality and consistancy of the look of the video has enabled us to grow our video views by well over 100% since starting with JW.
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