Video content can be an important aspect of your web page, as videos can help explain your product and brand message. When you place a video upon your website, one of the options for promoting your video content you might consider is to put the video on auto-play. Using Brid.tv, you can embed your videos on your website’s page, and once you sign up to our platform, you get an option to activate autoplay as a great way of promoting your video content.
How to set up autoplay via Brid.tv
You can set up a player to autoplay by doing the following:
- Navigate to your PLAYERS section in Brid.
- Select any of your players by clicking on its title.
- Click on the SETTINGS tab.
- Under the OPTIONS section, select the checkbox next to the autoplay option.
- Press SAVE.
The advantages and disadvantages of autoplaying your video
Should you or shouldn’t you use autoplay for video on your website? There are probably an equal amount of pros and cons to this question. Many publishers are wondering if it’s annoying, or even irritating to force your video content without your audience’s approval. Others who favor autoplay, believe it to be the perfect way to engage with their target group as soon as they visit their website. Here are some pros and cons that can help you while making your decision.
The Pros of Autoplaying Your Video
If your video content represents the primary feature on your web page, setting your video on auto-play can be the right choice, as it can guarantee your visitor’s engagement and immediate attention. That way you won’t have to worry if your core product message has been seen or not.
The Disadvantages of Autoplaying Your Video
Autoplay sometimes may not be the right choice, as sometimes it can ruin your visitor’s experience while visiting your page. Some people prefer reading textual content than watching a video and think that it should be their choice if they do or don’t want to press the play button. Sometimes it also depends on content. If they are for example in a public space, or in the office, or if the video is too personal, your users won’t appreciate the video starting automatically. There are a number of reasons why people like to make the choice whether or not to press play themselves.
Whether your video is on autoplay or not should be a personal decision based on the content of the video. But it’s important to make sure that your player controls are visible and available to your audience (volume controls, pause/stop buttons). That way the visitor has full control over your video.