Embedding a YouTube Playlist – What are your autoplay options?

Embedding a YouTube playlist is fairly straightforward, and having it autoplay is fairly simple too.

If you’d like your playlist to play the first video automatically, there is a simple code hack to achieve this. Simply add the tag &autoplay=1 immediately after the video or playlist ID.

For example:

<iframe src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PL970B92149F4CA454&;hl=en_US” frameborder=”0″ width=”560″ height=”315″></iframe>


<iframe src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PL970B92149F4CA454&autoplay=1;hl=en_US” frameborder=”0″ width=”560″ height=”315″></iframe>

But beware: YouTube does not count autoplaying videos as a view. 

This is how the embedded playlists will appear:

User action required – viewer needs to click play – YouTube will count this as a view

Autoplaying Embed – Videos will autoplay – YouTub will not count this as a view

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