JW Recommendations: Precise Control, Beautiful Viewer Experiences, and Big Improvements on the Horizon!

Blog 2 min read | Feb 23, 2018 | JW Player


As Senior Product Manager of JW Recommendations, I’m pleased to share some exciting features we’ve been developing to deliver the best in video intelligence:

Tag exclusion rules

New Out-Player Widgets

Powerful API tools

Even Better Recommendations

Precise Control with Tag Exclusion

Publishers always ask: How can I maintain control over content being recommended? Tag exclusion rules provide an easy way to remove specific videos from the recommendations system while still maintaining a large enough pool of content to provide great videos for viewers. They can be used with inclusion rules to provide the level of customizability you need for the most complex publishing workflows.

To learn about tag exclusion in the dashboard click here.

To learn about Management API tag exclusion click here.

For best practices, try to use limited exclusion rules where possible.  Recommendations performance can be diminished by overly aggressive tag rules.


Beautiful Recommendations Everywhere

Utilizing both in-player and on-page recommendations across your web properties will let you provide beautiful content discovery experiences wherever viewers congregate.

Outplayer Widgets for Developers

Our new Out-Player Recommendations Widgets help viewers discover content outside the player in two innovative ways:

Build a great feature carousel for your video library with this beautiful widget. 

Customize an article page and increase recirculation with this highly configurable widget.


Open Up the Hood

Video gurus, web developers, and engineers will appreciate the level of control we’ve exposed in the JW Platform Delivery API. Recommendations and Search support tag inclusion and exclusion, publish date filtration, and larger page sizes at request time. Easily develop for any use case in your OTT, Web, or Mobile App!

Check our updated v2 Delivery documentation for more details.


Better, Faster Improvements

Behind the scenes we’ve built a new multivariate test system to rapidly prototype and roll out improvements to our Recommendations engine. This will help us quickly release an entirely new recommender with semantic comprehension & AI capabilities.


The scale of our network of connected players, along with our exacting focus on building the best video recommendations, sets up 2018 to be JW Recommendations’ best year yet! Check back soon for more exciting announcements.


Ready to take advantage of our latest Recommendations engine? Schedule time to talk with one of our video experts.


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