Difference between plays and views? (PlayRate %)


New member
Hello! quick question. My channel seems to get a lot of views but hardly any plays.. Can you distinguish the differences between the two? Im assuming views is clicks onto the channel and plays are people actually watching?



Well-known member
I'm not absolutely sure but I believe that I read somewhere that a view has to do with how long the person looked at your video 10 secs 30 secs etc. possibly a video play is when the video is watched in its entirety. It may also have something to do with the ad types. I think Mario can clarify for you.


Hello guys!

It seems that we have a problem again with the PlayRate. Since the 25th of December, my Playrate is sinking. 71%, 53%, 51%, and 47%.
@Mario Is this a known issue?