Create a Recommendations playlist

A Recommendations or feed playlist serves videos based on the first video that a viewer watches. The recommendations are selected by using a blend of two proprietary methodologies: a version of association rule mining and content similarity of videos. Recommendations playlists are limited to a maximum of 100 videos.

If the recommendations algorithm cannot find any videos using the methodologies above, trending videos are served.


If you are a developer or have developer resources, you can use the Management API to create a Recommendations playlist.

Create a playlist


When updates are made to playlists, there may be up to 3 minutes of caching in JWP's systems before the changes are reflected. Web browsers also cache playlist content and can be cleared.

Use the following steps to create a Recommendations playlist:

  1. From the Playlists page, click Create Playlist. A popup window appears.
  2. Click the Recommendations title. The playlist settings page appears.
  3. On the SETUP tab, replace Untitled Feed Playlist with a Title for the playlist.
  4. (Optional) In the Filter by Tag section, define tag rules that determine which videos to Include in or Exclude from the playlist.
  5. (Optional) In the Promoted Content section, select an existing manual, dynamic, or trending playlist from the dropdown menu for position #1 and position #2. You can select a playlist for one or both positions. A single video will be randomly chosen from each selected playlist.
  6. (Optional) In the List Length section, enter the maximum number of videos to display to the viewer. If no number is entered, the list length will default to a maximum of 25 videos.
  7. Click SAVE.

You can now pair this playlist with a player and create a recommendations experience for your viewers.