Our latest platform update brought with it many novelties, some of which have been long overdue! Today, we present to you the latest improvements to our video delivery system. But before we start, here are a few CMS sections that were renamed:
First and foremost, we’ve updated our machine learning algorithms to recommend better and more relevant videos when you have the recommended videos option enabled. That way, your users will get to the latest and related content on your website easier.
Here’s how the new and improved recommended playlists will function as of today:
When it comes to showing the video recommendations themselves, we’ve got a few innovations in that department too! First of all, if you select “Yes” on the “Boost With Recommended Videos” settings, you’ll now be able to choose between two options: Display in Overlay Mode and Display in Shelf Mode.
By choosing this option, a selection of recommended videos will appear across the entire player’s screen once your users finish watching or pause a video.
If you select this option, a list of video recommendations will appear at the bottom of the player once your viewers finish watching or when they pause the video. However, this type of display is entirely unobtrusive and will not negatively impact your user’s viewing experience. What is more, the viewer will be able to toggle this section at will by clicking on the “more videos” button on the bottom of the video player. Doing so will allow them to have the list open, even while watching.
We are glad to inform you that all of our premium users will be able to use these new playlist recommendation features as of today! With them, you’re sure to see your user engagement rise, and you’ll also have an easier time driving visitors to other video content on your site.
Do you have any feedback or suggestions for us? Do you wish to see some new features added? Contact us and tell us what’s on your mind! We’d be happy to hear your feedback.