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.

  1. Search mode
  2. Advanced search
  3. Search on specific sites
  4. Popular query suggestions
  5. Related objects
  6. The “TV series” block

Search mode

There are several video search modes available:

  • Family: “Adult” video content is excluded from search results. The mode stays enabled even if you reopen the video search tab.
  • Moderate: “Adult” videos show up in the search results if the query is explicitly aimed at finding them.
  • Unsecure: No filtering.

The Moderate mode is enabled by default. To select a different mode, click in the top right when you search for a video.

To filter “adult” content, click the icon and select Family mode.

Advanced search

You can use the advanced search and refine your query using additional parameters:

  • Select videos of a certain length.
  • Select HD videos only.
  • View only the latest videos (added in the past week).

To enable advanced search:

  1. Enter your query and click Search.
  2. To the right of the search bar, click and select the parameters you want. The search results are updated immediately.

To disable advanced search, click Reset.

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

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 the Collections block.

Depending on object type, the card may provide additional information. In the case of movies, the card includes the movie's rating and year of release.

The related objects block is formed automatically based on Yandex Information card technology. Data from KinoPoisk, Wikipedia, and other trusted sources is used to create the block.

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 portal.

If you want to leave feedback about the block, contact us.