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Stop autoplaying videos on the Yahoo News home page

I see a lot of complaints about videos autoplaying when news articles are opened. That's annoying because it is unnessarily chewing up bandwidth. Recently when I first go to the Yahoo news home page, a video autoplays on the upper right side of the screen. I find this *extremely* annoying. I've used Yahoo News as my primary online news source for at least 12 years and now I think I need to look at less intrusive alternatives.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Stop this. I have largely stop browsing Yahoo News because I don't k now when my computer will unexpectedly start screaching out music or people talking.

  • bite me commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am reading an article and a video starts spoon feeding the same stuff as the article. Its very annoying, sometime plays or 4 videos and wastes end user bandwidth. It might be time to find another news source if this isn't corrected. I have already sent the same complaint to the FCC. At one-time they had banned the auto playing of videos.

  • Mark Ayres commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Been getting autoplay videos again, despite turning off every setting in Firefox. EVERYBODY $^%$#@ HATES AUTOPLAY!!!

  • cid wise commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Stop playing news link videos automatically! That is what the play/pause button is for. And it is not a double click item either dumb *****.

  • Click Clack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, on the News section when I open news items in new tab it is frustrating when your videos autostart and the sound startles me! It would be great to be given the option to watch videos instead of them autostarting because it's just a lot more clicks and waiting time. Wait for it to load then the ad then wait to pause it when you could be reading the article all that while. I like opening few interesting articles in different tabs and go through them slowly so multiple tabs have videos and cacophony. Also if you ignore seeing the videos it keeps scrolling down as you read which is very annoying and forces you to stop to pause it before reading article.

    The other thing I find a little annoying is the auto clicked "Sign in" box when you want to open your email. Every time, I have to unclick it. Wouldn't it be great to leave people the option to choose to click if they want to stay logged in?


  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Whoever dreamed up the new way you are presenting the news videos should go to work for the Comedy Channel! The loud music and large captions across the screen add nothing to the videos and is very off-putting. I have just stopped watching the videos and only read the news

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Fed up with having to play whack a mole due to pop-up windows of comments and auto play windows, and having to constantly adjust volumn to hear audio up for voices then blaring yahoo music. Getting to be a real joke here!.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Between all the ads, auto playing videos and videos on stories that don't even have anything to do with the story, you have hands down become a big steaming pile of YaPoo

  • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I couldn't agree more. Stop this auto play nonsense. Once Verizon purchased Yahoo and Marissa Mayer was given the boot, I expected Yahoo's homepage experience to get better. Au contraire. It got WORSE !!!

  • Kevin Walsh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    1. It disturbs the peace of other members of my household who don't need to hear it.

    2. It distracts me from reading the text.

    3. Even if I pause it, it sometimes pops right back up and starts playing when I scroll down to keep reading.

  • Honest Abe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I forgot to mention that I frequently will close out Yahoo and go to another site which has the same news without the annoyance!

  • Honest Abe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This was a bad choice for Yahoo to force it's readers to have autoplay of videos and music on the homepage. This must be an option which should be left up to the individual's preference. I have seem many complaints on this annoying feature. It's time for Yahoo to listen and make a change. Enough already.

  • Neil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with what the others are saying here. When I click on a story I want to read that story only. If I want to read another story, I will click on that link in the main page. Also, at times I have had 2, 3 or more videos playing simultaneously, and I can't find them at all, or it's the 6th article down on the page. Please stop auto playing those videos. If I want to play a video, I"ll click on it and play it myself. I just want to read the story. Leave it at that. Keep it Simple and don't autoplay videos.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yahoo has become the laughingstock of web pages. Between this annoying "feature" and their constant stories about the Kartrashians, Yahoo has become the Weekly World News of the internet.

  • Mark Claxton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm sick and tired of opening a story and obnoxious audio starts playing from a story several stories down from what I want to read!!!!! STOP AUTO PLAY. If I want to hear a story I'll click play. About to stop visiting Yahoo forever. I can find lame stupid stories elsewhere.

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