How it Works

Choose your SnapStream Setup:

SnapStream Appliances

How SnapStream fits in your organization

What's your TV source?

Capture TV from any input source, like traditional cable, satellite or antenna.

(IPTV, NTSC, ATSC, Clear QAM, ASI, PAL, DVB-T)

Connect to your devices
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Recording in HD?

If you're recording in HD, you may need an HD Encoder.

SnapStream 4-channel HD Encoder (optional)

(YPbPr Component & HDMI inputs)

SnapStream HD Encoder
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Choose your SnapStream

NEW! SnapStream ExpressSnapStream Express

Starting at $499
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Features: At a friendly consumer price point, SnapStream Express delivers all the core enterprise features of SnapStream, including:

  • TV recording and search
  • Unlimited clips
  • Cloud sharing
  • File export, social media integration, and more

Channels: Record a maximum of 4 channels in SD, HD, or both.

Storage: Archive up to 4,887 hours (SD) or 814 (HD) hours of TV content.

Expandability: Cannot be expanded or clustered.

Users: Limited to 5 users.

Compatibility: Not compatible with Custom QAM, PAL, DVB-T, ASI, or IPTV sources.

Only available in the US and Canada.

SnapStream SBE SnapStream SBE

Features: For a fraction of the price, SnapStream Small Business Edition delivers all the core features of SnapStream, including:

  • TV recording and search
  • Unlimited clips
  • Cloud sharing
  • File export, social media integration, and more

Channels: Record a maximum of 6 channels in SD, HD, or both.

Storage: Archive 3,400 hours of TV content.

Expandability: Cannot be expanded or clustered.

Users: Limited to 5 users.

Compatibility: Not compatible with Custom QAM, PAL, DVB-T, ASI, or IPTV sources.

Only available in the US and Canada.

SnapStream HD/SD SnapStream

Features: Expands on core SnapStream features, including Recording, Search, Clipping, Sharing, with powerful options such as:

  • Scalability through clustering
  • Transcoding
  • Workflows for automatic post-processing
  • Active Directory integration, API access and more

Channels: Record up to 10 channels in SD, HD, or both.

Storage: Archive up to 45,300 hours of TV content.

Expandability: Cluster multiple appliances together for unlimited recording and storage.

Users: Unlimited users.

Compatibility: Compatible with all TV sources.

Available worldwide.

How SnapStream fits in your organization

Connect to your LAN

Connect SnapStream to your organization's wired or wireless LAN for easy access to television.

Connect to you LAN
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You're Done!

Now everyone in your organization can watch TV on every Mac and PC.

And don't forget you can expand your SnapStream as your needs grow.

Connect to your devices

+ SnapStream Add-ons

+ ShowSqueeze node SnapStream ShowSqueeze Node The newly designed SnapStream ShowSqueeze Node supplements the SnapStream appliance with additional processing power for workflows involving high volumes of transcoding and other tasks. It quickly transcodes recorded TV from MPEG-2 to H.264 or WMV, and can run up to 10 SD or 8 HD real-time transcodes simultaneously.
+ HD/SDI playout node SnapStream HD-SDI Playout Node The SnapStream HD-SDI Playout Node converts recorded TV files to SDI, the industry-preferred option for broadcast-grade video. It can play out full-length recordings or TV clips from SnapStream directly into editing suites like Avid and Final Cut Pro.
+ Storage node SnapStream Storage Node The SnapStream Storage Node supplements SnapStream with additional storage, from 4TB to 40TB, as a robust platform for building an extensive TV archive. It clusters seamlessly, so all recorded TV content remains actively searchable and usable within SnapStream's ecosystem.
+ Third-party storage license Expand your SnapStream library onto your own NAS or SAN for a per-TB license cost.

Wondering How Much it Costs?

SnapStream Cloud

TV monitoring in the cloud

SnapStream Cloud is a new SnapStream, with a low monthly fee and no contract. So it's easy to install. By recording your local TV signal over IP, SnapStream is Internet accessible from anywhere.

  • $1,400 up-front - including 4 channel encoder* + $300 / month fee (no contract)
  • Recording starts at 4 TV channels (more can be added)
  • 500 GB or approximately 1 week of 24x7 of storage (more can be added)
  • Unlimited users
  • Create unlimited TV clips
  • SnapStream's TV recording, search and social integration features**

Here's How it Works:

SnapStream Cloud setup
SnapStream setup

Use Your Own TV Signal

Capture TV from any input source, like traditional cable, satellite or antenna.

(IPTV, NTSC, ATSC, Clear QAM, ASI, PAL, DVB-T)

Connect to your devices
How SnapStream fits in your organization

Convert it to IPTV

SnapStream EncoderH.264 Encoder

(requires an H.264 encoder)

  • SnapStream Cloud accepts H.264 video in a transport stream container over UDP, RTP or TCP (other options are possible, contact us.)
  • If you don't already have this, here are some of the devices we support:
    • SnapStream Encoder (recommended)
    • HDHomeRun Extend
    • Hauppauge StreamEez-Pro
    • Haivision Barracuda
    • Haivision Makito
    • Thor Fiber H-2ADHD-QAM-IPLL
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Send TV to the Cloud

Point your IPTV source to the SnapStream Cloud to start recording and watching live TV.

Cloud DVR - record TV in the cloud
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Access SnapStream from anywhere!

Open SnapStream in a Web browser to monitor TV, from anywhere in the world.

Connect to your devices

What's the Next Step?

* SnapStream Cloud supports 3rd party H.264 IP encoders. If you already have an encoder, there is no up-front cost to get started with SnapStream Cloud.

** SnapStream Cloud has all the power of SnapStream's TV recording, search and social integration, plus the ability to ShowSqueeze to H.264 profiles (no WMV transcoding.) Please note SmartChapters are not supported (commercial detection.)