Skip Intros and Credits within Beacon Apps

In this topic, you will learn how to place cue points to allow viewers to skip videos introductions and credits.


In your Beacon apps' movies and episodic content you can set cue points that cause Beacon to display a button for the viewer to skip a video's introduction and/or credits.

The following lists the behavior of the cue points and buttons:

  • Pre-roll and post-roll ads play regardless of cue point placement. Brightcove recommends NOT placing ads between skip button cue points, as this will not provide the best user experience.
  • If the skip credits button is clicked, and there is an ad inserted before the end of the credits, all ads play.
  • The skip button will appear on the trickplay while the video position is between the cue points. When the trickplay/controls are hidden, the skip buttons are displayed for 10 seconds before they disappear or at the end of the intro/credits stop cue point, whichever is sooner. You can change the 10-second default by contacting Brightcove's OTT Delivery Team.

Once the cue points have been created, in the Beacon app when a movie or episode is playing a small Skip Intro or Skip Credits button is displayed at the desired times.

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Adding cue points

  1. Log in to Beacon Studio.
  2. Go to the Media module.
  3. Click the video on which you wish to implement skip functionality. This displays the video's details.
  4. To add the cue points, do the following:
    add cue point
    1. Use the scrubber to position the playhead to the desired point in the video
    2. Click Add cue point
    3. Be sure the Type is Event
    4. You have two options for Event Names:
      • Skip Intro
      • Skip Credits
    5. Click Save.
  5. Repeat the process for all needed cue points.