JW Player vs. PlayPlay

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
PlayPlay
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
PlayPlay is an online video maker that any communication professional can use to produce, in minutes, videos ready to publish on social media, blogs or on internal channels. Stories, interviews, news clips, events and product promotions, job offers… Engage audiences with video! The vendor states that PlayPlay is best for, but not limited to: small to large companies that need to create engaging videos for social media, highlight internal initiatives and employee projects, and build…
$217
1 User per month
Pricing
JW PlayerPlayPlay
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$217.00
1 User per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JW PlayerPlayPlay
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsEnterprise plan also available, catered to your company's specific requirements. Let's talk!
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Features
JW PlayerPlayPlay
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
JW Player
8.6
2 Ratings
14% above category average
PlayPlay
-
Ratings
Support for advertisements9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Video SEO8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
JW Player
7.8
3 Ratings
12% below category average
PlayPlay
9.3
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Video access controls9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User management9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Video link sharing7.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
External video6.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Internal video00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
JW Player
7.0
3 Ratings
19% below category average
PlayPlay
8.5
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Player customization2.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Embedded videos6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile compatibility10.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
JW Player
1.0
3 Ratings
153% below category average
PlayPlay
-
Ratings
Per viewer tracking1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Per video tracking1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard1.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
JW Player
8.6
3 Ratings
1% above category average
PlayPlay
8.7
1 Ratings
2% above category average
On-Demand video6.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Live streaming10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Video upload & format support10.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Video library / File management7.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Video portal10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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JW PlayerPlayPlay
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User Ratings
JW PlayerPlayPlay
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
JW PlayerPlayPlay
Likelihood to Recommend
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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PlayPlay
For any company that wants to use more video in their content and marketing overall, PlayPlay is your best bet. Anyone can make a video--no expertise required. Honestly, it's really fun to do, and you feel like a creative genius afterward! If you are making long-form videos or need something for a TV commercial, PlayPlay doesn't make sense. But you can absolutely take snippets from other video projects and break them into smaller videos. That's what we love to do. Also, they just launched a podcast tool to help podcasters use video to promote their episodes.
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Pros
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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PlayPlay
  • Very simple-to-use but super professional looking video templates
  • Intuitive platform for creating a story with video
  • One-click resizing for social formats
  • Amazing customer success--if you need it--offering recommendations to make your video look amazing
  • Access to Getty Premier for video and image stock
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Cons
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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PlayPlay
  • Product is very easy to use; I got a little stuck on changing font colors with text
  • Automatic subtitling is amazing, but you do need to adjust the words per screen
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Likelihood to Renew
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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PlayPlay
No answers on this topic
Usability
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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PlayPlay
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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PlayPlay
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
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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PlayPlay
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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PlayPlay
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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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PlayPlay
  • Huge ROI--we're saving thousands on editing costs
  • It's another way to repurpose content
  • Our staff has loved using the product--also less work for them
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ScreenShots

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