Latest Releases JW Player JW Platform iOS SDK Android SDK

v2.9

Version 2.9

2.9.1

Release Date: November 8, 2018

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the app could crash if FreeWheel returned an empty ad tag (undocumented by FreeWheel)

2.9.0

Release Date: June 18, 2018 (Build 50)

Updates

  • We have integrated support for the FreeWheel ad-serving platform. Configure your FreeWheel Ad Manager settings in our new FreeWheel ad client to serve pre-rolls and mid-rolls with other features such as ad-skip and ad-click. Please refer to the new FreeWheel advertising section in our developer guide documentation to get started.

2.8.11

Release Date: May 21, 2018 (Build 49)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the onControlBarVisible event would trigger for Ad related controls

2.8.10

Release Date: May 4, 2018 (Build 48)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the app would crash if there was a problem with local player related files creation

Enhancements

  • Upgraded to support Google IMA SDK v3.3.1

2.8.9

Release Date: Apr 16, 2018 (Build 47)

Fixes

  • Fixed a VAST issue where content would replay after completion of post-roll
  • Fixed an issue where skipping a VMAP ad did not proceed to the content

2.8.8

Release Date: Mar 28, 2018 (Build 46)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where media playback would stop when the app was sent to the background
  • Fixed an issue where NowPlayingInfo (NPI) Center would not display the media's title & meta data, and NPI controls did not work

2.8.7

Release Date: Mar 20, 2018 (Build 45)

Fixes

  • Fixed an HLS in-manifest webVTT captions issue where the list of available tracks was not showing when CC button was selected

2.8.6

Release Date: Feb 27, 2018 (Build 44)

Fixes

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE Apple recently tightened their iOS app store submission restrictions. They started to flag the use of non-public APIs and rejecting apps using them - even if these apps were accepted previously without issue. Our team performed a full code audit and this release removes all use of non-public APIs. As a result, we temporarily removed picture-in-picture (PiP) for iPad and background audio support. We will work towards adding these features back in a subsequent release. We strongly recommend all users to update to this version to avoid this issue. If you're upgrading from SDK 2.7.x please refer to the Migration Guide

2.8.5

Release Date: Feb 09, 2018 (Build 43)

Fixes

  • Fixed minor bugs

2.8.4

Release Date: Feb 07, 2018 (Build 42)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a 'Library not loaded' error message would appear during an Ad Hoc build
  • Fixed an issue where after a VMAP ad error, the player wouldn't gracefully recover and resume media playback

2.8.3

Release Date: Jan 23, 2018 (Build 41)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where after a VAST ad error, the player wouldn't gracefully recover and resume media playback

2.8.2

Release Date: Jan 09, 2018 (Build 39)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where SDKVersion returned an incorrect value

2.8.1

Release Date: Dec 20, 2017 (Build 38)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Chromecast and IMA libraries were required to build the app. Reminder: A migration is required from 2.7.x versions, please refer to the Migration Guide.

2.8.0

Release Date: Dec 11, 2017 (Build 36)

Enhancements

  • JW Player SDK for iOS is now a Dynamic Library and is no longer static. A migration is required from 2.7.x versions, please refer to the Migration Guide. Please note this version contains a known issue: Chromecast and IMA libraries are required to build the app. We recommend version 2.8.1.