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Better playback, delivery, and controls with Wistia’s HTML5 video player

The Wistia player is optimized to provide the best viewer experience even before you press play. With support for high resolution videos and adaptive streaming with HLS, we prioritize viewer engagement and delivering the best quality for any environment and connection speed.

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Easy to implement

Adding videos to your website is super easy with Wistia’s lightweight embed codes. We keep the code snippets small, so they’re easy to embed and load lightning fast.

Responsive

Our responsive video player scales to fit any screen size. Whether you’re watching on desktop or mobile, the player keeps controls out of the way on smaller screens, to keep the focus on your message.

 
 
 

Customizable

Increase engagement by tailoring the player to match your brand colors and selecting the most compelling thumbnail with our Customize tools. You can enhance and control your video content by adding a CTA, chapters, or password protection.

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Adaptable

Wistia lets your audience choose how they want to watch your content. Viewers can take control of their viewing experience with options to change playback speed and video quality—all the way up to 4K.

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Flexible

Our Player API allows you to customize the video player for any environment. Change the appearance and controls to suit your needs. Make the player your own.

Interactive

Timeline Actions allow you to make your videos interactive. Use Turnstile, Calls to Action, or Annotation Links to collect leads, build relationships, and keep viewers engaged.

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  • Built-in social sharing

    Post your Wistia videos to any social network, and they will play seamlessly. You can also enable social sharing within the player, so your viewers can easily share your content with their own networks.

  • A focus on accessibility

    The Wistia player is fully compatible with screen readers. Viewers can use keyboard shortcuts, like tabbing, to control the player. Your video will be accessible to everyone.

Start hosting your videos with Wistia today!