Wistia Updates

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

Channel Custom Font Application Updates

by Meg Salisbury
Today we're releasing an update to how Custom Fonts in Channels are applied - making them more consistent across your Channels for maximum brand impact while also using our core font where needed to support Accessibility and responsive...
Player & Embedding
Improvement

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

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

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

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