JW Player vs. StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

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
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
StreamShark is a live streaming solution that provides options for large enterprises as well as individuals or businesses with small to medium requirements.
$199
per month
Pricing
JW PlayerStreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Editions & Modules
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Standard Annual Live Streaming
$159
per month ($1,908 billed annually)
Standard Monthly Live Streaming
$199
per month (billed monthly)
Team Annual Live Streaming
$399
per month ($4,788 billed annually)
Team Monthly Live Streaming
$499
per month (billed monthly)
Business Annual Live Streaming
$799
per month ($9,588 billed annually)
Business Monthly Live Streaming
$999
per month (billed monthly)
Enterprise
custom pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JW PlayerStreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFull 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
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Community Pulse
JW PlayerStreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Top Pros
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Features
JW PlayerStreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
JW Player
8.6
2 Ratings
14% above category average
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
-
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
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
-
Ratings
Video access controls9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Video link sharing7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
External video6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
JW Player
7.0
3 Ratings
19% below category average
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
-
Ratings
Player customization2.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Embedded videos6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile compatibility10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
JW Player
1.0
3 Ratings
153% below category average
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
-
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
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
-
Ratings
On-Demand video6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Live streaming10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Video upload & format support10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Video library / File management7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Video portal10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Wistia
Score 8.8 out of 10
IBM Video Streaming
IBM Video Streaming
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Flipgrid
Flipgrid
Score 1.3 out of 10
IBM Video Streaming
IBM Video Streaming
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Panopto
Panopto
Score 7.5 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
JW PlayerStreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(4 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
JW PlayerStreamShark Live Streaming Platform
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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StreamShark
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.
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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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StreamShark
  • 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.
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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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StreamShark
  • Multiple homepages for channels e.g. one for public and one for internal.
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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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StreamShark
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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StreamShark
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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StreamShark
Great response times, had personal help from James when needed, felt like an extremely valued customer.
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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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StreamShark
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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StreamShark
I had been researching different virtual event s and streaming platforms and kept coming up against the same problems. They either couldn't be branded, the signup flow added friction and would have caused drop off, or quality of the stream was poor. It was also important that I was able to get data and analytics from the stream. This meant that embedded YT live was out of the question because embedded YT don't always count the views. StreamShark Live Streaming Platform allowed for a solve for all of these problems.
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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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StreamShark
  • 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.
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