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Auto-Play Videos = Bad User Experience [Survey]

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Survey of 1008 users finds that majority (71.2%) find auto-play videos annoying.

  • Auto-play videos seen as a nuisance by majority of respondents regardless of gender and age.
  • This sentiment is particularly prominent among those aged 35 and above.
  • Respondents aged 18 to 34 have the highest number of those who find auto-play videos useful.

Survey Question

How do you feel about auto-play videos on web pages? For example when a video starts playing on its own or a new video automatically starts playing when one ends.

  • Sample size: 1008
  • Valid Answers: 759
  • Demographics: USA, All Ages, All Genders, English
  • Date: 19 Dec 2018
Bias Table
GroupingTarget PopulationSampleSample Bias
Male48.1%56.2%8.1%
Female51.9%43.8%-8.1%
18-2412.6%6.7%-5.9%
25-3419.4%16.1%-3.3%
35-4417.5%17.7%0.2%
45-5417.6%20.4%2.8%
55-6416.7%22.0%5.3%
65+16.2%17.1%0.9%
Midwest21.3%26.8%5.6%
Northeast17.3%17.0%-0.2%
South37.5%27.5%-10.0%
West23.9%28.6%4.7%

 

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One respondent volunteered a a custom answer, explaining that sound plays a role in the matter:

Depends on the Sound. If On, then VERY annoying. If Off, then OK.

(US-SOUTH-TX)

Download: Raw Survey

Dan Petrovic, the managing director of DEJAN, is Australia’s best-known name in the field of search engine optimisation. Dan is a web author, innovator and a highly regarded search industry event speaker.

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