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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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  • 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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Your news feeds are strung together and the audio from your Kim Kardashian story starts playing immediately while I'm trying to read or listen to another story that i originally clicked on. It is blaring over the top of the other stories and I have to search for the source and pause it so i can return to the story I want. Absolutely useless audio for no reason.

  • Jennifer Ward commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have for decades had Yahoo Mail and read news through Yahoo. Last week, when I click on any news story, there is blasting music or and ad that I cannot find the window for to turn off. I can no longer read your news stories because of it. Please help.

  • Rob Lehne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Do not auto-play videos. Recently, clicking on a news stories loads a page of many stories, one after the other. And among those stories are two or three videos that start playing simultaneously after the page loads. I have to turn off my speakers while I search for the videos that are playing. Most are not real videos, but pictures with words and music, which makes it hard to spot. This has made yahoo unuseable, and I will be changing my homepage if you do not correct this. If turning off auto-play is against your religion, or you have some secret contract with providers to make people burn up their allotted data, then at least make mute the default option.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please stop the autoplaying on Yahoo news. I'm trying to read an article and multiple videos open at the same time. Very annoying! I have stopped using Yahoo news because of this!

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