WatchAction

Canonical URL: http://schema.org/WatchAction

Thing > Action > ConsumeAction > WatchAction

The act of consuming dynamic/moving visual content.

Usage: Between 10 and 100 domains
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from ConsumeAction
actionAccessibilityRequirement ActionAccessSpecification A set of requirements that a must be fulfilled in order to perform an Action. If more than one value is specied, fulfilling one set of requirements will allow the Action to be performed.
expectsAcceptanceOf Offer An Offer which must be accepted before the user can perform the Action. For example, the user may need to buy a movie before being able to watch it.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A description of the item.
disambiguatingDescription Text A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.
identifier PropertyValue  or
Text  or
URL 
The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. Schema.org provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.
image ImageObject  or
URL 
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
URL 
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.
subjectOf CreativeWork  or
Event 
A CreativeWork or Event about this Thing..
Inverse property: about.
url URL URL of the item.

Available properties in extensions



Examples

Example 1
<!-- A Movie named "Footloose" with a WatchAction as a
potentialAction, with a target of http://example.com/player?id=123. -->
<div>
  <a href="http://example.com/player?id=123">Watch <cite>Footloose</cite></a>
</div>
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Movie">
  <meta itemprop="name" content="Footloose">
  <div itemprop="potentialAction" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WatchAction">
    <a itemprop="target" href="http://example.com/player?id=123">Watch <cite>Footloose</cite></a>
  </div>
</div>
<div vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="Movie">
  <meta property="name" content="Footloose">
  <div property="potentialAction" typeof="WatchAction">
    <a property="target" href="http://example.com/player?id=123">Watch <cite>Footloose</cite></a>
  </div>
</div>
<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "Movie",
  "name": "Footloose",
  "potentialAction" : {
    "@type": "WatchAction",
    "target" : "http://example.com/player?id=123"
  }
}
</script>
Example 2
John watched Friends.
This example is JSON only.
This example is JSON only.
<!-- John watched Friends. -->
<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "WatchAction",
  "agent": {
    "@type": "Person",
    "name": "John"
  },
  "object": {
    "@type": "TvEpisode",
    "name": "Friends!"
  }
}
</script>
Example 3
John watched The Big Bang Theory
This example is JSON only.
This example is JSON only.
<!-- John watched The Big Bang Theory -->
<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "WatchAction",
  "agent": {
    "@type": "Person",
    "name": "John"
  },
  "object": {
    "@type": "TvSeries",
    "name": "The Big Bang Theory"
  }
}
</script>
Example 4
John watched The Internship
This example is JSON only.
This example is JSON only.
<!-- John watched The Internship -->
<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "WatchAction",
  "agent": {
    "@type": "Person",
    "name": "John"
  },
  "object": {
    "@type": "Movie",
    "name": "The Internship"
  }
}
</script>
Example 5
John watched The Bolshoi Ballet group in Russia.
This example is JSON only.
This example is JSON only.
<!-- John watched The Bolshoi Ballet group in Russia.-->
<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "WatchAction",
  "agent": {
    "@type": "Person",
    "name": "John"
  },
  "object": {
    "@type": "PerformingGroup",
    "name": "Bolshoi"
  },
  "location": {
    "@type": "PerformingArtsTheater",
    "name": "Chuvash State Opera and Ballet Theater"
  }
}
</script>

Schema Version 3.4.