Embed a YouTube playlist

Access on YouTube and create your playlist. Inside the created playlist, click on Share button.

"Share" button YouTube playlist

A share window will be opened. Click then on Embed (1).

Embed button YouTube playlist

The entire html iframe must be copied (1) and you have to check that the checkbox “Show player controls” is disabled.

HTML iframe YouTube playlist

The iframe will be pasted into any text editor and modified according to the following parameters:

  • Edit the parameters width=560 and height=315 in width=1920 and height=1080.
  • Inside html iframe html after <iframe width="1920" height="1080"src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries? add the following parameters: controls=0&autoplay=1&loop=1. This will guarantee the playlist autoplay and its cyclical playback once it is finished.

Final result will be: <iframe width="1920" height="1080" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?controls=0&autoplay=1&loop=1list=PLVymZyOxZO27soj94LlcHw2mFT4m3QXiW" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Then go to the Smart Slider panel from Dashboard.

Smart Slider Dashboard

Go to the Slider where you will insert the YouTube playlist. Click on Add Slide (1) and then on Empty (2) to start inserting your playlist.

Add an empty Slide

Insert Title (1) and move on Canvas (3) so you can organize the layout of the elements on the Artboard.

Note: as already shown in the Create a videos-only Slider tutorial, the duration is not set for video slides (0 ms) as the system automatically recognizes the length of the entire video (2).

Empty Slide settings

From the vertical element menu, click on icon and select the HTML element.

HTML element

A window will be opened. Inside it, you have to paste iframe with the modified parameters you created previously.

Final result will be:

Next, you will have to adapt the video display according to Slider size.

You can set size from the gear button, instead.

Settings button

Click on Save to apply the changes made to your Slider.

If the playlist has to replace an old broadcast, all you have to do is make the other Slides not public. If the Slides remain public, they will be displayed at the end of your playlist.

Now that you have made all your changes, you can view the preview of your Slider by clicking on Preview.

Slider YouTube playlist preview

Remember: By now, when you want to insert a new video, you simply add it inside the YouTube playlist and wait for the automatic update set in the early morning or perform a manual update (Manual refresh of Devices) in case you want to update immediately your broadcast.