Wistia Updates

New Video Customize and Channel Editor Options

by Meg Salisbury
We've rolled out three new updates to Wistia - an option to manage transcripts for your videos, control their appearance in Channel embeds, and an update to our default alignment behavior in Channel embeds. Video Transcripts When we...
Player & Embedding
Improvement

Removing Beta Flag to Disable the Accessible Player and Checklist

by Meg Salisbury
Starting today we are beginning the removal of our "Disable Player Accessibility and UI Updates" beta flag in Account Settings. Only a small number of accounts that had this flag checked will be impacted. The removal of this flag will...
Player & Embedding

New Podcasting Capabilities

by Carlon McPherson, Senior Product Manager
Today, we’re super excited to announce the General Availability of podcasting features in Wistia. The new update allows you to host, distribute, brand, and analyze your podcasts’ performance with the same tools you’ve come to know and...
New

Updates to Channels

by Meg Salisbury
Today we deployed a few changes to our Channels. Changed "Start watching" to "Play" This adjustment reduces button size and addresses feedback we've received about the button copy. Note that if you have a trailer on your Channel, you...
Improvement
Player & Embedding

Wistia Chrome Extension Deprecation

by Meg Salisbury
We have recently deprecated our Wistia Chrome Extension in favor of alternative Wistia features that allow you to share and embed your videos easily across all your marketing channels and applications. If you use Chrome and currently...
Announcement

New Accessible Player for All Accounts

by Meg Salisbury
Today we have enabled the New Accessible Player for all accounts. Prior to today, these updates had to be enabled via Beta Features in your Account Settings. Now, it's automatically available to everyone! Here's a rundown of the...
New

Resumable Video Updates

by Meg Salisbury
Following up on our Resumable Video and Viewer Preferences features here we have released additional updates. Videos no longer Resume if your viewers are returning to your content and would be resuming the video within the first 10...
Improvement

Resumable Video & Viewer Preferences

by Meg Salisbury
Today, we released a set of new features that improve the viewer's experience with your video content: Resumable Video and Viewer Preferences. Resumable Video Resumable Video allows viewers to pick up where they left off in your video...
New
Player & Embedding

M3U8 Asset Retrieval Change

by Meg Salisbury
On February 24th, 2020, we'll be removing support for static HLS asset retrieval. What does that mean? Well, you won't notice any visible changes to playback or performance, but this will affect any hardcoded m3u8 assets you may have in...
Announcement