Handle Clickable Ads

The MediaPlayer provides a notifyClick() function that dispatches ad-related events when a clickable ad is playing. These events provide ad and ad break information that your app can use to provide click-through functionality.

The MediaPlayer fires the following events when a clickable ad plays:


The AdClickedEvent contains the information necessary to process the click-through function.

  1. Provide a control in your player for users to click on clickable ads.

    This could be a button or any other element for capturing the user’s click.

  2. Add an event listener for the user’s ad click event.

    For example:

    <i>your_click_control_id</i>]).addEventListener("click", onAdClick);
  3. Add a handler for the user’s click event.

    This handler needs to prompt the MediaPlayer to fire the AdClicked event.

    onAdClick = function (event) {
        // Get a reference to your player
        var player = getPlayer();
        if (player) {
            // Call the MediaPlayer's notifyClick function
            // which gets MediaPlayer to fire AdClicked
  4. Add event listeners for the MediaPlayer ad start, ad clicked, and ad completed notifications.

     <i>your_player</i>().addEventListener(AdobePSDK.PSDKEventType.AD_STARTED, onAdStarted);
     <i>your_player</i>().addEventListener(AdobePSDK.PSDKEventType.AD_COMPLETED, onAdCompleted);
     <i>your_player</i>().addEventListener(AdobePSDK.PSDKEventType.AD_CLICKED, onAdClickedEvent);
  5. Add event handlers.
    a. Handle the ad start event.
    This could do anything, such as setting up UI for the user.

    onAdStarted = function (event) {
        if (clickAddButton && event && event.ad) {
            var adClick = event.ad.primaryAsset && event.ad.primaryAsset.adClick;
            if (adClick && adClick.isValid) {
                // Do some initial processing
                // when the ad starts, prior
                // to the user's click.

    b. Handle the ad clicked event.
    In this example, we obtain ad information from the event and open a new browser window using that information:

    onAdClickedEvent = function (event) {
        if (event && event.ad) {
            var adClick = event.adClick;
            if (!(adClick && adClick.isValid)) {
                adClick = event.ad.primaryAsset && event.ad.primaryAsset.adClick;
            if (adClick && adClick.isValid)
                // Do something with the currently playing ad

    c. Handle the ad completed event.

    onAdCompleted = function (event) {
        if (clickAddButton) {
            clickAddButton.setAttribute('hidden', 'true');

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