December 2016 Archives

[Added 12/15/2016 at 9:30 am JST]

Scheduled maintenance complete.

We thank you for your cooperation and patience.




Thank you for using Niconico.

Commentvideo upload, and video search features will undergo maintenance during the following period.

■ Date and Time

December 15, 2016 (Thurs) 3:00 am until 10:00 am (JST)

*Please note that completion time for  maintenance may change.

■ Affected devices

・All devices running Niconico 

■ Inaccessible features during maintenance

・Comment posts and display *1

・New My Memory entries and edits

・Video uploads

・Community uploads                                         

・Suspension of updated video search info (number of views, comments,       and Mylists)*2

*1. Excludes live broadcasts.                                                      

*2. Updates for video search results will stop around 3:00 am JST.                               (During maintenance, only older info prior to 3:00 am JST will be shown)                               Video search info will be updated after maintenance is complete.

* Users will still be able to watch videos and access their Mylists.

■ Video functionality during maintenance 

Video watch screen (PC example)
*The following message--boxed in red--will appear when staring a video. 


Comment panel


[Niconico Comment Viewer]

After maintenance, Niconico comment viewer may continue to show a maintenance message. This message will disappear after a set time.

Please accept our apologies for this great inconvenience. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.


【1/19/2017 Update】

The following option has been added to the "Resume(Continue)" feature offered on the HTML 5 video watch page (β) (released Thursday 12/8/2016).

■ Resume On/Off Settings 

Turn "Resume" feature  On or Off from "Settings" (via the gadget icon on the video player). 

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■Display when Off 

Even if the "Resume" feature is turned off, you can still check where you last left off on a video.

Click the icon that will show above the seek bar to start playing from your last session. 

*Icon will automatically disappear after a set time when auto-play has been set. 


Thank you,



Starting December 8, 2016, niconico users will have access to the new Resume (continue)Feature for the HTML5 video watch page(β).

This feature will allow users to continue watching videos where they last left off.

■ Compatible Devices 

Niconico PC version(available only on the HTML5 video watch page)
*This feature will be available on smartphones and for playback between smartphones and PCs at a later date.

■ Feature accessible users

Premium users

■ What is the resume feature?

The resume feature allows you to continue watching videos where you last left off.

The following message will appear on the bottom left of the video player for re-watching videos from the place you last left off. 


■ Attention

・Resume feature (or playback memory) will not be available for Flash video watch page.  
・This feature will not be released for the Flash video watch page.
・Feature can only be used for videos within user Watch History.
・Resumed playback position may slightly change depending on your viewing environment.

Thank you,