It’s now easier than ever to get a professional, accelerated videos on your site! Our SmartVideo plugin enables easy video player insertion, giving you total control of your videos in an effortless tool. The plugin also provides widgets compatible with the standard WordPress editor, Beaver Builder, Elementor, and KingComposer. Let us know what you think!

Tired of your brand being overshadowed by YouTube’s on your own site? Graduate from free video platforms in just a few minutes.

SmartVideo gives your visitors clean, accelerated, professional playback that loads fast and won’t bog your site down. Capture your visitors’ attention and generate more clients, leads, bookings, or sales.

With SmartVideo, WordPress users can create clean, fast, professional video experiences on their sites in a matter of minutes. SmartVideo is cross-platform and supports all video files. It’s built on open source technology enhanced with proprietary streaming EdgeAI. It optimizes audio and video for both desktop and mobile. After installing the plugin and running through a brief setup, everything just works automagically.

SmartVideo is for site owners that need Netflix-level video quality but can’t spend the time and effort needed to integrate with players, encoding services, and CDN’s.

At Swarmify, we believe that adding video to your website should be as easy as adding an image. Simply install our plugin, and boom, your videos are optimized for your visitors’ enjoyment. All video and audio playback works seamlessly. Your users can watch videos with no slowdowns or buffering.

There’s no encoding, no API, no uploading, no choosing bitrates, and no programmer required. It’s the video experience WordPress users have always deserved.

Of course, behind the scenes, our software handles all of the complicated internet stuff so you don’t have to. It works to provide 8x less buffering and stall-outs than competing video players, and keeps the playback quality sharp and clear. And, if you already have YouTube embeds on your site, the SmartVideo plugin will auto-convert all YouTube embeds to our SmartVideo playback. No work needed on your end.

Here are a few of the things users love best about SmartVideo:

  • Super fast load speed – SmartVideo loads 12 times faster than YouTube on average and doesn’t weigh your site down
  • Buffer-free, crystal clear streaming – no more buffering or pixelated playback
  • Automatic YouTube embed conversions – have YouTube videos embedded on your site? SmartVideo will automatically convert them to our clean, fast player with no work on your part
  • Customizable player – change the accent color of the player and add your own branding
  • Clean interface – no unwanted overlays, watermarks or recommended videos that distract visitors from your content and leak your traffic
  • Global delivery network – we host and optimize all delivery, serving your videos from our global delivery network to anyone, anywhere on the planet
  • Professional-grade encoding – don’t worry about encoding, we’ve got you covered
  • Responsive player – SmartVideo scales perfectly across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices
  • Ad network integration – easily add your VAST Ad URL to start making money on your content

Here are some of the things you can do with SmartVideo:

  • Add a poster image
  • Make a video autoplay
  • Accelerate a background video
  • Make a video loop
  • Turn controls on or off
  • Prevent browsers from forcing full-screen playback
  • And much, much more…

SmartVideo is for users that:

  • Need fast, clean video for WordPress
  • Want a WordPress video plugin that does all the heavy lifting
  • Are trying to find WordPress video hosting that won’t break the bank
  • Are looking for a WordPress YouTube plugin that converts embeds automatically
  • Are worried about WordPress video load speed and how it affects their site

Install SmartVideo and get a 14-day free trial today!

Video formats supported: MP4, M3U8, HLS, MPEG-DASH, WEBM, and VP 8/9 file formats.

Audio formats supported: MP3, AAC, OPUS


  • Introduction
  • Automagically convert YouTube
  • Plugin settings dashboard
  • Add your account key
  • Set up the plugin options


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/SmartVideo directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Use the Settings->SmartVideo screen to configure the plugin.
  4. You will need to sign up for an account at Swarmify.


July 10, 2019
Before Swarmify, I avoided linking out to YouTube and Vimeo and embedding videos on my pages. Now, it's my preferred method because Swarmify changes the whole user experience to something I'm proud of! And it's super-simple to add to WordPress sites - no modifying any links - just add the plug-in and it's done.
July 5, 2019
I just love using SmartVideo on all my blog and websites i created, because it boost the load time of my website and video play, by preventing Youtube from stealing most of my site visitors and showing their Related videos after every youtube video play on my website.. So i recommend SmartVideo
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  • Significantly increased Lighthouse & Pagespeed scores with our enhanced embed engine
  • Extreme Video Theme Optimization – Automatically optimize and accelerate your theme’s background videos. Never face slow loading video again


Bug fixes


Adds widgets for standard WP editor, Beaver Builder, Elementor, and KingComposer


Moves scripts from body to head


Minor link updates


Initial version