Wistia Updates

Retiring Video Quality Account Setting

by Alex Santos, Staff Product Manager
Today we are retiring the Video Quality selection from account settings. Instead, the Wistia player will deliver the best possible version of your video at any given time by using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for adaptive streaming. With this
Announcement

End of Support for IE 11 and Wistia embeddables

by Carlon McPherson
Starting today we will no longer be supporting IE 11 for our video player, audio player, Channels, and other embeddables. Video and audio embeds viewed on IE 11 will continue to have uninterrupted playback. Certain Channel embeds may
Announcement

The IE 11 end-of-life Plan for Embeddables

by Meg Salisbury
Starting 1/1/22 we will no longer be supporting IE 11 for our audio player, video player, Channels, and other embeddables. This means that video and audio embeds viewed on IE 11 will continue to have uninterrupted playback. Certain Channel
Announcement
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

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

Updated privacy policy

by Josh Johnson
Wistia's privacy policy has been updated with information regarding recent CCPA changes.
Announcement

Use your own font in Channels

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
New
Advanced Plan
When you embed a Channel on your site, it can now take on the font you use across the rest of your pages! Use our developer documentation to set the font of your channel to one that is hosted on your site. P.S. It's now easier to see...
Use your own font in Channels

Light Mode in Channels

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
New
Advanced Plan
You can now flip the switch on your Channel between light and dark! 💡 Light Mode Dark Mode You can turn this in Edit > Color > Background when you're viewing a project as a Channel.
Light Mode in Channels

Email Collecting in Channels

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
New
Advanced Plan
We're excited to add the option to collect emails using Turnstiles in your Channels. You have a few options: Off (Default) - This option will make sure no email collection forms show up on the videos in your channel, regardless of what...
Email Collecting in Channels