How To: Create a Playlist Player

In this topic you will learn how to create a Brightcove Player that supports playlists.


  1. In the primary navigation, open the Players module.
  2. Click + Add player.
  3. Enter a Name and Short Description.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click on the player name to open the player properties.
  6. Select a Player Type of Playlist and click Save.
  7. Click Styling in the left navigation menu.
  8. Select a Playlist Type:
    • Playlist (Vertical) - Playlist displays on the right side of the player.
    • Playlist (Horizontal) - Playlist displays on the bottom of the player.
    • Playlist (Hidden) - No playlist is displayed.
  9. When a Player Type of Playlist is selected, additional Playback properties can be configured. Click Playback in the left navigation menu:
    • Randomize play order - Videos will be played in a random order
    • Play video when selected - Clicking a thumbnail in the playlist menu will cause the video to play when loaded, even if the previous video in the player was paused
    • Continuous play mode - Videos will advance automatically and repeat indefinitely
    • Video Countdown - Only enabled when Continuous play mode is checked
      • Up next card (auto advance) - An up next card is displayed in the player
      • Up next endscreen (countdown) - An end screen countdown is displayed in the player
  10. Click Save to save changes.
  11. To publish the changes to the player, click Publish & Embed... and then Publish Changes.