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Start on any item in a playlist

We've resolved the common pain point of wanting to load a fixed playlist and start playback from any item within it, not just the first one. Our new configuration option facilitates that out of the box. You can use this to resume a series from a viewer's next unwatched episode, or to feature certain videos instead of others. Happy playlisting!


Release Date: August 24, 2020 (Build 127)

  • Fixed a bug causing the player to error when it encountered a date range meta tag in live HLS streams.


Release Date: August 7, 2020 (Build 126)

  • Fixed an issue causing the controls to shift shifted unexpectedly when rotating to landscape orientation on some iPad models.


Release Date: July 20, 2020 (Build 124)

  • Added a configuration option, playlistIndex, which enables a playlist to be loaded and start playback from any item within it, not just the first. The default of this option is a 0 index.
  • Upgraded iOS SDK to use JW Player 8.15.2.
  • Fixed an issue causing side-loaded VTT Captions to only show if deselected then selected in HLS streams.