Embedding and Sharing Episodes

How to embed and share an individual episode in your Channel.

Embedding or sharing an individual episode from your Channel is a great way to tell your viewers about specific content, or direct them to a certain episode tailored to their interests. Maybe there’s an episode that you want to showcase on a landing page, or one that you want to send to a list in your email marekting tool. If you’re looking to share an episode individually, you’ve come to the right place!

Embedding an Audio Episode

If you’d like to embed an episode individually, outside of a Channel, you can do so via Embed, on your episode’s page.

If you’re embedding an episode individually, and want to update its customizations, select Customize, from your episode page to open the Customize panel. If you’re customizing a video episode, head over here for a full list of options! For an audio episode, check out this page.

When you select Embed, you’ll see a few different options to choose from for your embed code.

  • Audio Size

    • Responsive: The audio player will resize to fit the container its embedded in.
    • Fixed Size: The audio player will remain the same size (the dimensions that you choose) regardless of where it is embedded.
  • Embed Type

    • Standard: We recommned trying the standard embed code first.
    • Fallback: If the Standard embed code doesn’t do the trick, try using the fallback (iFrame) embed code. This is quite literally a “fallback” option if the Standard embed code isn’t supported in your CMS.
    • oEmbed: This is an API endpoint that allows you to embed Wistia videos via a URL in contexts where we are an approved oEmbed provider. There are a number of platforms with built-in oEmbed support. If you’re using WordPress, and would like to use oEmbed, you’ll need to add oEmbed support.

Once you’ve selected your desired embed code settings, click Copy link and then you’re good to go! Pop your content right into your website :)

Embedding the Player at Different Sizes

The Wistia audio player is flexible! You’ll see that it takes on different states depending on the size of the embed code (see examples below) or the listening environment. You can also achieve these states by modifying the size of your embed code or the size of the container you’re embedding the player in.

Check out these examples to see how the player looks and behaves in these four states.

This is an example of 230px by 640px:

This is an example of 60px by 640px:

This is an example of 60px by 350px:

This is an example of 150px by 250px:

Additional Embedding Options for Video Episodes

You might notice that your video episodes have a few more options for embedding - these are the Popover and Email tabs.

Popover Embed

A popover embed quite literally “pops over” the rest of the content on your page, moving it into the background and bringing your video to the center of attention. You can embed a popover using a fixed-size or responsive thumbnail, or a text link.


An email embed gives you the option to embed the thumbnail of your video in an email. This includes a play button that links to your video.

Here, you’ll select your Email Provider, Thumbnail Size, and the Link Destination. Once you’re set, select Copy link.

Paste your link into the HTML editor for your email provider. You might just see the embed code, and not the thumbnail, populate. Try using “preview mode” (if your email provider has this option) to see how your thumbnail will look.

Once you’ve sent your video, we’ll start collecting stats on the watch behavior for the viewers in your list. Head to your video’s Analyze page to see!

Curious to learn more about your episode’s stats? Get all the details here!

Sharing an Episode

To share an episode, select Share from your episode’s page. Here, you can copy the Share link to share anywhere you’d like.

You can also select to link to a specific time in the episode - when the viewer clicks the share link, the episode will automatically start at the specified time.

If you’d like to share to a social media platform, you can navigate directly to your Facebook or Twitter accounts from your episode’s share page. Once you’ve clicked one of these options, you’ll be prompted to login (if you haven’t already) and will automatically see a draft post with your link it. Add some more information (and maybe an emoji or two) and you’re good to!