How do I watch Fridays at Five?
1. In order to view the concerts each Friday, you must be logged in and be an active member of SFJAZZ. To log in to your SFJAZZ account, please click here.
2. Once you are logged in, visit My Membership to confirm that you have an active membership. Note: access to digital programming is included at all SFJAZZ membership levels. Digital memberships start as low as $5 for one month, or $60 for a full year. Please visit our Membership Page to sign up.
3. Now that you are logged in and you have confirmed your membership is active, visit the Fridays at Five Watch page.
If you see the words "Live in xx hours" on the video player, then the stream has loaded successfully!
The stream should start automatically around 4:40 PM PT, but you may have to click the play button in the center of the video player to start the stream.
While the stream is playing, you have the ability to rewind for the duration of the concert. Please note that the stream will be gone at 6:30 PM PT. If you do join late, we recommend tuning in no later than 5:30 PM PT to view the entire broadcast.
How do I login?
You can log in to your SFJAZZ account here. Your Username is the email address on file for your account. If you can't log into your account, please use the "Forgot Password" option, or contact the SFJAZZ Box Office at (415) 788-7353 or email email@example.com.
For more detailed information on how to log in, please view our login instructions.
Once logged in, please make sure you’re an active member of SFJAZZ. Then, tune into Fridays at Five by going to the Fridays at Five Watch page. Broadcasts air every Friday at 5 PM PT.
If you do not have a login, click here to register as a new customer.
Now that you’ve registered, sign up for a Digital Membership to access Fridays at Five. Digital Memberships are $5 a month or $60 annually. Once you’ve got your membership, please enjoy our weekly broadcasts by visiting the Fridays at Five Watch page. Broadcasts air every Friday at 5 PM PT.
How do I know if my membership is active?
You can confirm your membership details by logging in and visiting the My Membership page.
If you do not have a membership listed, you can purchase one here.
If you believe you already purchased a membership for your account but it's not listed, it may have expired or there may be a duplicate account. Please contact our SFJAZZ Box Office at 415-788-7353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I cast Fridays at Five to my TV?
You can watch Fridays at Five on your Smart TV by casting via your TV’s streaming extension (i.e. Chromecast, Airplay, Roku, Vizio SmartCast, Amazon Fire TV, etc). Click on the links mentioned to access full how-to guides for each streaming extension. For more information on casting from YouTube, click here.
How to cast from phone to TV
From iPhone | From Android (requires Chromecast accessory)
How to cast from tablet to TV
From Apple tablets | From Android tablets
How to cast from laptop to TV
Windows (must have version 10 installed) | Mac
How do I participate in the Fridays at Five chat?
Participation in the Fridays at Five chat requires that you be signed into YouTube with an account that has a channel (note: this is a different account than your SFJAZZ account). Note: we recommend getting setup for the chat before the broadcast starts, if possible.
Once you’ve logged in to sfjazz.org, go to the Fridays at Five Watch page. To the right of the video player, you’ll see the chat window. If you’re signed into YouTube, you’ll see your YouTube username above the “Say Something” prompt. You’re all set to chat!
If you aren’t signed into YouTube, or don’t have a YouTube account, when you hover your mouse over the “Say Something” prompt, click “Sign In To Chat” and follow the instructions to log in or create a new account and channel. See more info on creating a YouTube channel here.
If you want to cast Fridays at Five to your TV and participate in the chat simultaneously, you’ll need to have two devices running at the same time.
Have fun chatting with your favorite artists and other fans!
Note: Chat is enabled on laptop/desktop and may not work on all mobile platforms.
Having audio/video sync issues? No video in your video player?
We recommend using Chrome or Firefox browsers to watch Fridays at Five.
Make sure your internet connection is stable. If your internet connection is not stable, and you happen to have an ethernet cable - connect your laptop directly to ethernet.
Refresh your browser and close other tabs.
If none of these options work, try lowering the resolution on the video player. This can be done during the stream by clicking the Settings “wheel” icon toward the lower right of your video player and lowering your resolution to one of the available settings. Note: this will refresh your concert feed.
No video in your video player? Try opening an "incognito" (Chrome) or private (Firefox, Safari) browsing window to access Fridays at Five.
How do I watch Fridays at Five and participate in the chat from my mobile device?
To watch Fridays at Five on your mobile device you must be logged in to sfjazz.org and have an active membership.
From your mobile device, navigate to the Login page and enter your sfjazz.org username and password information.
Note: your username is usually your email address.
Once logged in, click on the "Fridays at Five" link on the right-hand side of the screen to navigate to the Watch page. If you see the words "Live in xx hours" on the video player, then the stream has loaded successfully! Please note: The stream should start automatically around 4:40 PM PT, but you may have to click the play button in the center of the video player to start the stream. Don’t see the video player on the Watch page after you’ve logged in? Check to make sure your membership is active.
Once the broadcast begins, you can click on the full screen option on the video player to enter full screen mode on your mobile device.
To participate in the Fridays at Five chat from your mobile device, first ensure that the YouTube mobile app is installed on your mobile device. Follow the instructions above to log in to sfjazz.org. Once you've logged into your SFJAZZ account and navigated to the Watch page, tap on the video title in the upper left hand corner of the video player. This will open the concert feed in the YouTube app, through which you will be able to participate in the Fridays at Five chat. As above, you will need to be logged into an account tied to a YouTube channel in order to participate in the chat. NOTE: This account is separate from your SFJAZZ account.
Can I watch Fridays at Five on demand? What about YouTube's "Watch Later" feature?
Right now, Fridays at Five broadcasts are a one-time-only event airing between 5 and 6 PM PT (8 and 9 PM ET) on Fridays.
YouTube's "Watch Later" button is built-in to the video player. However, since Fridays at Five streams are private, unlisted YouTube events that are taken down following airing, this feature won't work. We're working on a bunch of great digital programming to make available to our members - stay tuned!