You have probably heard by now that the latest versions of Chrome and Safari are blocking autoplay with sound.
We have created a feature to help you work around this ban and keep your videos profitable.
Our Smart Autoplay works like this:
IF the browser blocks the video playing with sound, then we will opt for it to autoplay on mute.
Then, it can have a flashing overlay on top of it that says anything you want (default is Your Video is Playing, Click for Sound).
Then, you can have the video restart when the viewer unmutes it.
This is the formula we used to boost another user's conversion rate by 49%.
Try this feature out and let us know what you think!
Here are some more details about the Chrome side of things:
- in most cases autoplay with sound is prohibited,
- autoplay with sound on desktops can work if user Media Engagement Index score for the domain is above the threshold. Each user browser has its own MEI database. You can preview yours here: chrome://media-engagement/
If you need more details you can check this article: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/09/autoplay-policy-changes