continuousPlaybackproperty notifies the SDK whether the player intends to continuously play the content videos one after another, similar to a TV broadcast. When set to
true, the ads returned from the request are those designated by the ads server as suitable for continuous play. Not specifying a value for this property leaves the setting as unknown. The following sample demonstrates how to set continuous play in an ads request.
IMAAdsRequest *request = [[IMAAdsRequest alloc] initWithAdTagUrl:adTagUrl adDisplayContainer:[self createAdDisplayContainer] avPlayerVideoDisplay:[[IMAAVPlayerVideoDisplay alloc] initWithAVPlayer:self.contentPlayer] pictureInPictureProxy:self.pictureInPictureProxy userContext:nil]; request.continuousPlayback = true; [self.adsLoader requestAdsWithRequest:request];
let request = IMAAdsRequest( adTagUrl: adTagUrl, adDisplayContainer: createAdDisplayContainer(), avPlayerVideoDisplay: IMAAVPlayerVideoDisplay(avPlayer: contentPlayer), pictureInPictureProxy: pictureInPictureProxy, userContext: nil) request.continuousPlayback = true; adsLoader!.requestAds(with: request)
How continuous play differs from ad auto-playThe IMA SDK for tvOS also allows for setting whether the player will start playing automatically or wait for user action to begin playing. This is done using the
adWillAutoPlayproperty. When set to
true, the ads returned are those designated by the ads server as suitable for an auto-play environment.
This table details when to request ads for continuous play and auto-play, based on the video content the ads are paired with.
|Video Content||Value for continuousPlayback||Value for adWillAutoPlay|
|A single content video that plays upon user interaction||
|A single content video that autoplays||
|A video playlist that plays the first video upon user interaction but autoplays the following videos||
|A video playlist that autoplays the first video and autoplays the following videos||