Watch live TV and the transcript side-by-side

SnapStream's Web Player is interactive and actionable

When you search TV by keyword, SnapStream's Web Player drops you right at the point of mention, with the program's transcript auto-scrolls alongside the TV broadcast. SnapStream highlights the exact phrase you searched on, making it easy to spot. Click on any word in the transcript and SnapStream will jump right to it. Resize the window panes to expand the text or the video, or enjoy monitoring TV in a full-screen experience. Add custom tags to label your media items for easy reference via search. Directly ShowSqueeze, SmartChapter or run Workflows on any piece of content you're watching.

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Monitor live TV from your Web browser

Open your favorite browser to watch live or recorded TV in SnapStream. Use Chrome, Firefox or IE for Windows. Use Chrome, Firefox or Safari for Mac.

Surf the closed captioning NEW!

Track TV search results using the auto-scrolling transcript. Skip to the next point of mention by clicking any word or the arrows. Use the search tab to find more.

Generate unlimited TV clips

Create high-quality clips from the Web Player controls or from the transcript by selecting a text block. There are no limits on how many clips you can make.

Share your clips NEW!

Clips can be shared or downloaded from SnapStream's cloud or added to a TV playlist. With social TV integration, upload clips to YouTube or share to Twitter.

SmartChapter commercial detection

SmartChapters segment the Web Player's timeline into programs and commercials, making it easy to skip to the content most critical to your TV monitoring operation.

Keyword-precise playback

When you play any TV search result, SnapStream takes you directly to the point of mention. Click on a keyword in the transcript to jump to that point. Skip to the next keyword instance directly.

Take action on processing tasks

The Actions tab provides an easy, direct way to process the TV content currently in view. The options are to ShowSqueeze, SmartChapter or Run a Workflow.

Add custom media tags

Custom tagging allows you to label media items with relevant terms that become part of the search meta data, making the TV content easy to locate in the future.

Windows and Mac compatible

SnapStream delivers fluid experiences for Mac and PC users alike. We support Windows XP and above and Mac OS X 10.6.3 (Snow Leopard) and above.

Easy to install and use

Upon initial playback of a TV recording, the Web Player plug-in knows to install itself. It's that smart. Unless you face high IT restrictions, you won't need assistance.


Compare and play up to four TV shows at once

SnapStream multi-viewer

SnapStream's new multi-viewer allows you to monitor up to four channels simultaneously and compare what's airing at the same time in different places. What did your competitors cover in tonight's newscast? What story were you running? SnapStream helps TV stations and broadcasters gather this valuable competitive intelligence. The multi-viewer is also a handy resource for content analysis at journalism schools, i.e. how Fox News vs. CNN covered a story.

Group content and play in sequence, with TV playlists

SnapStream TV Playlists

Add as many TV recordings, clips and segments as you'd like into a designated playlist, and you can view them back to back in sequence in SnapStream's Web Player. The playlist feature is practical for instances where you are sharing several pieces of content during presentations and meetings. Playlists are also a simple way to group content together and then do something with it. You can run a batch of common processing tasks, such as ShowSqueeze, SmartChapter and Workflows, on your playlist.

How do I get SnapStream's Web Player for PC and Mac?

For new customers, SnapStream is now shipping with the cross-compatible Web Player as part of the primary user interface. For existing customers, you can schedule your free upgrade from 4.x or 5.x to SnapStream 6.3 if you meet the hardware requirements and if your account is in good standing. Learn more about upgrading to 6.3.

To start recording and searching TV, you'll need one of these.

What kind of TV do you plan to archive, SD or HD? It's important to consider, HD video takes up a lot more space than SD. If you'll primarily use the footage internally for media monitoring purposes, standard-definition TV will do the trick and allow you to archive content much longer. We recommend high-definition TV to organizations who plan to rebroadcast or repurpose TV content in any way.

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