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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

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.
Jim Manney | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

For internal communications such as Town Halls, StreamShark is a perfect solution. StreamShark provides the necessary security needed for private companies as well as a tried and true viewing experience for the end user.
Stewart Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

JW Player
8.6
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Support for advertisements
JW Player
9.1
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video SEO
JW Player
8.1
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Video Security

JW Player
7.8
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video access controls
JW Player
9.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
User management
JW Player
9.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video link sharing
JW Player
7.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
External video
JW Player
6.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Video Player

JW Player
7.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Player customization
JW Player
2.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Embedded videos
JW Player
6.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
JW Player
10.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Mobile compatibility
JW Player
10.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Video Analytics

JW Player
1.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Per viewer tracking
JW Player
1.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Per video tracking
JW Player
1.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video analytics dashboard
JW Player
1.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

JW Player
8.6
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
On-Demand video
JW Player
6.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Live streaming
JW Player
10.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video upload & format support
JW Player
10.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video library / File management
JW Player
7.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video portal
JW Player
10.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

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
Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • StreamShark has an excellent live support model, which gives us real-time support on live stream productions. Another feature we like is the Okta SSO integration. This makes it simple to manage access to the videos and streams.
  • Our account manager, James Broberg, is an absolute pleasure to work with. He clearly has our goals in mind when he suggests the new features in our bi-weekly meeting.
  • Additionally, the StreamShark support team, namely, Yudong, Robert, and Aakanksha drive our requests to completion in a timely manner.
  • The look and feel of the GUI is user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Bryan Crowe | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • Multiple homepages for channels e.g. one for public and one for internal.
Lawrence Barrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

JW Player

JW Player 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

JW Player

JW Player 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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...
Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

JW Player

JW Player 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Bryan Crowe | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform 8.7
Based on 6 answers
Great response times, had personal help from James when needed, felt like an extremely valued customer.
Adam Racovalis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

JW Player

JW Player 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

No score
No answers yet
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.
Jim Cairl | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

We used IBM Cloud Video (previously called Ustream) for years. StreamShark is a better product in every sense. It is a more cost effective product. They have a support team who really cares about their clients success. And their product is ultimately more reliable than IBMs.
Stewart Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jim Manney | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • This service has positively impacted the organization by allowing larger audiences to receive information and act on said information in a more timely manner. This equates to more productivity around the organization, as initiatives and objectives can be efficiently shared with remote attendees in all of our different office locations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

JW Player

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

JW Player Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprisecustom pricing
Standard Monthly Live Streaming$1992
Standard Annual Live Streaming$1593
Team Annual Live Streaming$3994
Team Monthly Live Streaming$4995
Business Monthly Live Streaming$9995
Business Annual Live Streaming$7996
  1. per month (billed monthly)
  2. per month ($1,908 billed annually)
  3. per month ($4,788 billed annually)
  4. per month (billed monthly)
  5. per month ($9,588 billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details
Full pricing breakdown and feature points available on the StreamShark website. Monthly plans: for individuals and small businesses Starting from $199/mo Features: 1080p Cloud Transcoding Real Time Stats Instant Video Archives Live Highlight Clips DVR & Live Rewind Multistream to Social Chat Privacy Controls Sub Users Enterprise Solutions: Custom plans for organizations, publishers and broadcasters (Contact for pricing) Includes all the monthly plans features, and: Single Sign On (SSO) Support Encoder Management Enterprise Viewer Home Page Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Assisted Streaming Encrypted Streams 360º 4K Streams White Glove Stream Monitoring 24/7 Phone Support

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

JW Player
8.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

JW Player
10.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Usability

JW Player
9.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Support Rating

JW Player
7.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.7

Implementation Rating

JW Player
7.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

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