Latest Releases JW Player JW Platform iOS SDK Android SDK


Version 2.6.0


Release Date: Dec 09, 2016 (Build 14)

New Features

  • Various error message strings can now be localized to a preferred language
  • Added API methods to pause and resume IMA ad playback


  • Improved memory consistency in various classes, this should resolve intermittent NullPointerExceptions
  • Fixed a NullPointerException when sending player error analytics
  • Fixed an issue where JWPlayerView.getPlaylist() would return null when JWPlayerView.getConfig().getPlaylist() would return the correct playlist before setup
  • Fixed an app crash when tyring to cast a stream with WebVTT thumbnails
  • Fixed the subtitle button showing up for streams that did not contain any cues
  • Fixed an exception that would be thrown when using a timecode (00:30:00.000) with the IMA ad client
  • Fixed a NullPointerException in the toJSON() method of Ad Source


  • The SDK now logs an error message when it encounters an invalid SSL certificate, for example when requesting a VAST creative.


Release Date: Jan 27, 2017 (Build 12)


  • Upgraded SDK to use JW Player 7.8.7


Release Date: Dec 21, 2016 (Build 11)


  • Fixed an issue where the SDK would crash on Android 7.1.1 if the Chromecast module was not added as a dependency
  • Fixed an issue where ImaAdvertising or ImaVMAPAdvertising instances without an associated ImaSdkSettings instance would cause a crash


Release Date: Dec 09, 2016 (Build 7)

Important Note!

The JW Player SDK for Android is now distributed as several modules, to reduce the size of your application you will only need to import the modules you are using in your project. Please note the updated configuration instructions here:

New Features

  • Modularized JW SDK: choose only the modules you want and leave the rest. Optimize the JW SDK to your needs
  • Added Google IMA ad UI text localization support to display your preferred language
  • VPAID 2.0 ad support in ad pods using the VAST client
  • Added onAdCompanion() callback for VAST client that returns companion ad data


  • Upgraded SDK to use JW Player 7.8
  • General improvements to SDK player UI
  • Upgraded Google IMA version to 3.4.0


  • Fixed an issue where the WindowOpenHandler interface used by setWindowOpenHandler() was obfuscated
  • Fixed a race condition that caused the playAd() API call to malfunction when called shortly after playback has begun
  • Fixed an issue where 302 redirects would fail when an HttpResponseCache was being used