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.
Chris Rasmussen commented
Just attempted (with a currently registering 29.65Mbps download speed,) to read a dozen headline stories, all of which turned out to be videos and none of which would play. I'm sick of video ads and video stories - just give us the fricking news. Please separate and CLEARLY label video stories so I won't have to bother clicking on them.
JUDGE MAILER commented
JUST ABOUT EVERY PAGE I OPEN A VIDEO PLAYS VERY LOUD!!!
IF I WANT TO HEAR AN AD, I WILL BE THE ONE THAT OPENS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been trying to read articles on Yahoo! news today and multiple video ads are playing at the same time. The mute function on the tab doesn't work - I have to scroll up and down just to find the f'ing ad to pause (if it lets me). I am moving to AOL until this is resolved.
Jim J. commented
Even better, just make it so NO videos come up ANYWHERE on Yahoo!.
Totally Agree! NEXT NEXT NEXT stinks! Put the whole article or story on ONE PAGE!!!
Autoplay videos stink! Why the heck does yahoo put them in my trash box, when I empty trash??? Stupid!!
the ads at right side do autoplay all the time.
their are numerous yahoo pages with auto play videos and autoplay ads!! If you work for yahoo and don't see these annoying expensive megabyte eating ads, then you really don't even look at yahoo do you???
It also often slows your browser and ruins the page. Many of the "sponsored" articles contain damaging viruses. I wonder if Yahoo is liable for the damage.
It's not just that. I read the news because it's quiet. Automating videos are disruptive and annoying! If I wanted video, I would go to news with video!
Came here to try and comment about autoplaying videos when clicking on articles on the mobile version. I've woken up my wife in the middle of the night three times now when I am reading the news in the middle of the night... all because I was reading an article that auto-played a video. The sound even plays on these videos with my phone on silent mode.
Funny it is taking 12 months to gather feedbck......evudently yahoo employees dont use the site or have a vudeo free filter...
How can they seriously ask which ads and which videos??????'
Evidently the yahoo employees have a filter to turn off the annoying autoplay videos........
Otherwise hiw coukd they not see and HEAR the damb videos on nearly every p age, and in the email box and email trash.
Really yahoo.... you give a version of video free filters to your employees!!!???!!! .
All ads all stories. This should narrow it down some.
It's not just the advertisements, but EVERY video in EVERY Yahoo News Story that auto plays. And with their new homepage where you see multiple truncated news stories, multiple videos auto play at once. And you scroll down to find/stop the culprit.
I can speak to this...no he/she can't. I can't even see the ad to mute it in most cases
I had been blocking Adobe Flash on Yahoo News via "page info/permissions" but now that no longer works for some reason, and the video just starts playing anyway. Now I'm not referring to video ads, but video news. If I click on news story I want to READ the article. Why force video down my throat. Just leave a triangle button to click on in case someone wants to play the video, but give people the choice.
Google News here I come.
I used to enjoy the world news where I could click on different regions of the world and get some region related news. That's gone. Videos that are auto playing on the main page are not necessary. Just slowing everything down. Not everyone has a T1 connection. Whoever is in charge of all these changes should be removed from decision making. You are about to lose me to another website. MSN is starting to look really good.
You're joking, right. An ad plays before just about EVERY news story.
Brian Petro commented
I have to pay for every byte downloaded on a satellite connection. Nothing ****** me off more than a video that auto-downloads that I did not give permission for. That means that I have to PAY for them to play a commercial that I didnt even want in the first place. This costs ME real money each month! At this point I am ready to delete my yahoo account and go back to google.
TURN OFF AUTO PLAY and AUTO DOWNLOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's literally ALL the ads, come on now. Autoplay is the worst thing.
Yahoo-you know what ads we are seeing. This is a ridiculous question.
Tim Campbell commented
Do stop the automatic health video ads that are hidden well below the page. Are they digesting my gigabyte allowance...I assume so. I guarantee that I would never use that service or whatever it is.
So the ad campaign is a complete failure.