Search and view videos
Video search works according to the License to use Yandex search engine. The service finds videos that are posted on public video resource sites.
To generate search results, the system automatically processes videos: it analyzes the name, description, tags, and other video attributes. It also uses video ranking, query parsing, spam suppressing, and other algorithms.
By default, the service searches for videos without considering when they were posted. The upload date is shown next to the video name.
There are several video search modes available:
Unlimited: No filtering. Search results show any content found, including adult videos (18+).
Moderate: Adult videos (18+) show up in search results if the query is explicitly aimed at finding them. This is the default mode.
Family mode: Adult video content (18+) is completely excluded from search results (even if the query is explicitly aimed at finding such resources). The mode stays enabled even if you reopen the video search tab.
To enable Family mode:
Go to Search settings.
In Filter search results at the bottom of the page, select Family mode.
- Click Save.
To disable Family mode, select any other mode in Filter search results and click Save. Child accounts are an exception: Family search mode is enabled for them by default and you can't disable it.
Choosing a video hosting site for playing a video
If a video is found on multiple hosting sites, while watching it, you can choose the one to play the video from. To change the default source, click next to its name in the video player.
Search on specific sites
Popular query suggestions
Popular query suggestions are displayed in search results for movies, cartoons, TV series, TV shows, and animated series.
The recommendations block is created automatically based on search query analysis, related objects, successful experience when processing other users' queries, and your preferences, if such data are available. Learn more.
Related objects in video search are a selection of search queries that are connected to your query by association or have something in common with it. Related objects are displayed in the search results as cards in a separate block.
Depending on object type, the card may provide additional information. For a movie, its rating, year of release, and genre are indicated.
To view the search results for a related object, click on the object card.
The “TV series” block
The “TV series” block is displayed for queries about TV series at the top of the video search results. You can use the block to switch between seasons and episodes quickly and remember which episodes you've watched.
The “TV series” block is generated automatically based on various factors, including analysis of search queries and user behavior in video search. The block also uses the Yandex Information card feature and open source data from Wikipedia, KinoPoisk, and the myshows.me portal.
If you want to leave feedback about the block, contact us.
Short vertical videos
The block includes content from Yandex video search partners that have vertical and short (up to 3-minute) videos without ads posted on their site.