How can I make a video on my website play automatically?

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How can I make a video on my website play automatically?

TheRoundCloud
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Hey!

 

Wondering if there is any way for a video that I put on my website to start automatically when someone enters the website (not having to press the play button).

 

Thanks!!

 

website: https://theroundcloud.myshopify.com/

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The RoundCloud
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Shay
Shopify Staff
2995 462 612

This is an accepted solution.

Hey @TheRoundCloud 

 

Thank you for the store link! You can absolutely have a video autoplay on page loading, and if the video is hosted on Youtube you can find the embed code to make that happen in Google's Help Center: Embed videos.

 

I fully understand the aesthetic experience you are trying to build for your website and why you want to have this video autoplay for customers. It's important to note that autoplaying videos can be a huge bandwidth suck, slowing down site performance or affecting users with accessibility concerns. From that side of things, I personally don't recommend having an autoplaying video on your website, or at least not on the homepage. The choice is absolutely yours to make of course!

Shay | Social Care @ Shopify 
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Shay
Shopify Staff
2995 462 612

This is an accepted solution.

Hey @TheRoundCloud 

 

Thank you for the store link! You can absolutely have a video autoplay on page loading, and if the video is hosted on Youtube you can find the embed code to make that happen in Google's Help Center: Embed videos.

 

I fully understand the aesthetic experience you are trying to build for your website and why you want to have this video autoplay for customers. It's important to note that autoplaying videos can be a huge bandwidth suck, slowing down site performance or affecting users with accessibility concerns. From that side of things, I personally don't recommend having an autoplaying video on your website, or at least not on the homepage. The choice is absolutely yours to make of course!

Shay | Social Care @ Shopify 
 - Was my reply helpful? Click Like to let me know! 
 - Was your question answered? Mark it as an Accepted Solution
 - To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Shopify Blog