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.
Extremely annoying,even me am planning to left yahoo!!
Extremely inconvenient. Shopping for a new News home page
Get rid of auto-play, it's obnoxious.
Auto play needs to go away. Get rid of the BS, its an invasion. Yahoo will be AOL in 3 years.
stop auto play any videos.
Herb Swain commented
I agree completely. These videos and a page that is almost infinite in length, full of ads and other material slows the page loading time to a dial up speed.
Of course these comments will not change anything because it all comes down to revenue!
H Blankenship commented
I find this very annoying and it is eating up my bandwidth. If I want to see the video running I will hit the 'run' button. Please stop this process or provide easily found information as how to disable the auto turn on when news.yahoo.com is accessed
I agree this is intrusive...as well as expensive. I guess I accidentally left a window open with a video auto playing (my sound is nearly always off because they are annoying anyway), but I got a notice from Verizon that I used nearly all my monthly Broadband capacity in a few hours one morning. I don't download movies or anything like that on that system. So when I called Verizon to straighten out my account over run, the tech said they are getting an incredible number of complaints for over-use by customers who have Yahoo News as their default desktop window. Grrrr.
Every time you autoplay a video, I close your webpage and go somewhere else for my news.
Fritz Miller commented
Auto playing videos are NOT SAFE FOR WORK!
I don't dare use Yahoo! at work now. Shhh!
I totally agree, whether it's autoplay for an ad or the story I clicked on. I have yet to see any of Katie Couric's interviews because of the autoplay ads.
I have set up a different news reader page and find myself going to it more and more. Yahoo still has a lot of good writers but that can't overcome your taking over my computer with content I am not willing to sit through.
I have, on occasion, tried to turn autoplay off. After a while though, it seems like it turns itself back on. The most grievous thing is that it turns audio on, and starts playing music or talking. I could live with just the video going, but the audio is disrupting the office. Like others, I am considering switching to alternative news sources.
Autoplay can be turned off.
Mouse over the control bar at the bottom of the video.
Click the Menu icon.
I am so aggravated by an autoplay advertisement. It took over my browser the other day. Screen kept scrolling down to it and it would not allow me to read article. I was ready to abandon Yahoo both as a user and investor!!!!!!!!!!!!
If this keeps going, I will be leaving YAHOO! News. I listen to Pandora while on the PC and all these video/audio bits are annoying and intrusive. I left the Washington Post because of similar issues. I'll keep looking until I find good news without the intrusions.
The video never plays, and it won't let me scroll, or read the story because it jumps back to the video. I have to leave the page every time. It is getting to the point that I may never use yahoo again.
Badger Smith commented
I agree, I hate the auto play videos too.
This kind of advertising will cause me to stop viewing Yahoo's page and only come to collect my emails.
Well, since Yahoo hasn't fixed this, I'm using AdBlock to just block it out.