welcome to jsb streaming

JSB Streaming presents a wide selection of videos from the J.S. Bach Foundation’s repertoire of cantata performances. New content is continually being uploaded – making a regular visit to our site worth your while.

what advantages does streaming have?

Streaming has a number of advantages; here we would like to emphasize just two of them. Firstly, you can immediately begin playing the video without first having to download a large file – no waiting is required to enjoy a cantata. Secondly, no particular knowledge or equipment is necessary. You don’t need to download special software to watch a video. The recording is broadcast directly in your browser, and just one click is all it takes to begin the Bach experience.

what offers are available in jsb streaming?

Our streaming service is available as a 24-hour, monthly or annual subscription. Already CHF 1.00 is enough to give you access to all videos (incl. the introductory and reflection lectures). Our flexible service allows you to choose the best subscription for your needs and interests – and ensures that you get top value. More information on our prices is available here.

what functions does jsb streaming have?


So that you quickly find the desired cantata: You can use the text search tool to start a general search.


Is browsing your pleasure? No problem at all: You can sort and filter our offerings – for example, according to BWV, cantata title or soloist.


For a first impression: Every video has a trailer for you to watch in advance.

Wish list

Haven’t made a decision (yet)? Simply “write” the title of the desired cantata on the virtual wish list. You can come back to your favourites any time.

Personal account

You can register to receive a user account with information on your subscriptions and purchased articles. Your billing information is also stored, making future orders quick and easy.

what devices can stream the videos?

You can play the videos on all PCs, Mac computers, smartphones and tablets. If your subscription is up-to-date, you can log in to our streaming service from any computer at any time.

what are the technical requirements?

To optimally experience of our Bach streaming content, you will need a fast internet connection and a newer generation playback device

The streaming content of the J. S. Bach Foundation is compatible with all modern PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones released in the last three years. To enjoy  smooth reproduction, you will need an internet connection with a stable data transfer rate of approx. 6 Mbit/s (6000 KBit/s).

The minimum technical requirements are:

Tablets and smartphones

  • Apple iOS 7 (2013 onward, from iPad 2, iPad Mini and iPhone 5)
  • Google Android 4 (2014 onward, e.g. from Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 5, Nexus 10)


  • PC with Microsoft Windows Vista or newer (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10)
  • Apple Macintosh and MacBook from Mac OS 10.7 Lion onward (2011 or newer)


  • Streaming on AppleTV and Google Chromecast is not yet possible.

For high-quality streaming, you need the latest version of your browser. You can easily stream the videos on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari in the latest version and on Microsoft Internet Explorer version 10 or higher.

Browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari in the latest version. Microsoft Internet Explorer version 10 or higher

You will also need the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. You can download the player online at: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Wishing you a wonderful audio-visual experience in JSB Streaming

The team at the J.S. Bach Foundation

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Questions & answers

To help you find solutions quickly, we have prepared a list of frequently asked questions.