Wistia Auto Play
  • September 9, 2016

If you’re wondering if autoplay works on mobile devices when using Wistia, here’s your answer.


No, mobile devices are not allowed to display autoplay video (any video, not just Wistia).

Many cell networks have restrictions in place around autoplay videos. Since a lot of mobile phone users are on designated data limits, it’s a violation of certain regulations to force autoplay. (Nobody likes using too much data!)

This means that your videos will autoplay great in a desktop environment, but a user will have to click the play button on a mobile device. –Wistia

Video created by Kendra Benson, Lead Developer at Spark Logix Studios.

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How do I get a video to Autoplay on all mobile devices?

Currently, you can’t. However, you can accomplish something similar by transcoding the initial segment of the video into an animatedĀ GIF, which is authorized to run on mobile devices when the ad loads.

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