Can I Also Display Video Previews On My Website?

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Displaying video previews has become a world standard in 2017. Youtube tested this functionality for a year and a half, Oath worked for two years till they started implementing them on their products, and Netflix launched their video previews on 2016 and they keep improving their technology. It’s great for all these tech giants but what about you?

Providing fully programmatically video previews, that are engaging and professional and deliver the right message and experience for any brand, video, genre, user, video quality etc. isn’t a trivial task.

As a software developer you may think, what’s the hassle? I’ll take the first x-seconds or randomly choose some scenes and it will somehow work out. Once you start playing with huge amount of videos, only then you understand that making it really work, automatically, requires years of knowledge and expertise in this domain only. And even then, our world keeps changing, users keep changing – things that engage your users today won’t necessarily engage them tomorrow – each website has its own voice, users are different, videos are different – in content, quality and multiple other parameters. One size fits all just doesn’t work in this case.

It’s not only the depth of understanding that you need to have in video technologies, there’s an expertise you need to gain on what works and what doesn’t for video previews – What works for genre A or B? How to make sure you create a non-intrusive experience which increases user experience and maximizes your user engagement from video content? What makes user X engaged and how user Y reacts to the same experience? How to concurrently play multiple videos efficiently?  How to make sure your website gets the user experience that fits your brand and product?

We have a long history of developing scalable video, user profiling and AI based products – for mobile and web. In fact, our main line of business is to help startups, companies, websites and mobile apps maximize their user engagement from video content. And we use our artificial intelligence algorithms to generate and play superior video previews that will maximize your performance.
In recent years we’ve built substantial infrastructures to deliver top notch video, AI and user personalization platforms. At Vid.Watch, we’ve taken this expertise to build an AI platform that maximizes user engagement from video content, while taking into account users data, video content, context and additional parameters – we call it “Vid.Watch Maximize”.

What does it do?

Vid.Watch is a SaaS that takes the hassle out of generating and playing video previews that maximize your user engagement from video content.

Videos on your website, videos on your mobile apps. Vid.Watch takes care of your entire video previews management, generation and playing pipeline, while programmatically learning what works for you and what doesn’t and makes decisions that maximize your user engagement. Wether your users are browsing from mobile or desktop. Easily video previews generation without installing any complex software. Smart autoplay and mouseover on mobile apps, mobile web and desktop – cross platform and cross browser. Integrate Facebook or Twitter to bring users back to your website. Get your video previews delivered from fast CDNs, and much more. Simply put – if it’s video previews related, let Vid.Watch do it.

We love developing algorithms and seeing our customers (and their users) enjoying our video previews performance. We have a lot we want to tell you about Vid.Watch Maximize, about our ideas, plans and upcoming features. More than that – we want to hear your thoughts, your input, your unique video previews requirements. So bookmark this page, subscribe to our blog and come visit us. Drop us a line and tell us how Vid.Watch can help you.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Maximize User Engagement With iOS And Android SDKs

Today we are releasing our Vid.Watch SDKs for Android and iOS. This software developer kit (SDK) enables publishers and VOD providers to easily build the Vid.Watch video previews and previews player they love directly into native Android and iOS apps.

Vid.Watch supports mobile web (including low end devices) since its early days. This announcement is another step in our mobile product strategy. Vid.Watch is committed to delivering the tools that our customers need to reach users who prefer native apps over mobile web.

Any App, Any Video URL, with Smart Autoplay

You can use the Vid.Watch SDK to add video previews and previews player functionality to virtually any Android and iOS apps. For example, you autoplay video previews for videos you’d like to promote on your mobile app or autoplay your entire video content. You can do all of this while retaining full control over the user experience of your app, as well as your in-app branding. And you can choose to maximize your user engagement by letting Vid.Watch make the decisions for you, based on its AI algorithms.

Apps built with the SDK will integrate with our Vid.Watch video previews engine and analytics services. However, unlike many other SDK offerings, we do not require you to use specific hosting services; You can use the Vid.Watch SDK for Android and iOS with video content that is hosted anywhere you want.

Key Features

  • Automatic generation of video previews for your entire video content on mobile
  • Autoplay video previews which maximize user engagement
  • Video previews and analytics API
  • Efficient implementation, no abuse of resources
  • Easy integration
  • Includes a basic sample app to get you started

Licensing Info

The Vid.Watch SDK for Android and iOS is licensed under an annual contract with a monthly subscription fee. For more information and pricing on the SDK contact us at [email protected].

Free Trial For 30-days!

There’s never been a better time to hop on the Vid.Watch train, or help someone else get on board! We are happy to announce our new 30-day free trial for which you can register online!

Only two steps are needed to spark video previews on your mobile and web and take your digital user experience to new heights:

  • Create an account with your work email and accept our terms of use here.
  • A day later, you will get an e-mail with one line of JavaScript that you will add to your website.

And.. that’s it!

 

30 day free trial