Interstitial ads are full-screen advertisements.

In Appodeal, they are divided into two types - static interstitial and video interstitial.

Both types of ads are requested in parallel when caching and will be shown to be the most expensive of the two.

  • Static interstitial - static full-screen banners.
  • Video interstitial - these are videos that the user can close 5 seconds after the start of viewing.

You can use our demo interstitial app  as a reference project.

Display interstitial

To display interstitial, you need to call the following code in the activity:, Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL);

SDK can't show ads without a network connection! returns a boolean value indicating whether the show method call was passed to the appropriate SDK. 

Check if interstitial is loaded


Use interstitial callbacks

Appodeal.setInterstitialCallbacks(new InterstitialCallbacks() {
  public void onInterstitialLoaded(boolean isPrecache) {
    // Called when interstitial is loaded
  public void onInterstitialFailedToLoad() {
    // Called when interstitial failed to load
  public void onInterstitialShown() {
    // Called when interstitial is shown
  public void onInterstitialShowFailed() {
    // Called when interstitial show failed 
  public void onInterstitialClicked() {
    // Called when interstitial is clicked
  public void onInterstitialClosed() {
    // Called when interstitial is closed
  public void onInterstitialExpired()  {
    // Called when interstitial is expired

All callbacks are called on the main thread.

Cache ad manually

By default, auto caching is enabled: Appodeal SDK starts to load Interstitial right after the initialization method is called. The next interstitial ad starts to load after the previous one has been shown.

To disable automatic caching for interstitials, use the code below before SDK initialization:

Appodeal.setAutoCache(Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL, false);

To cache interstitial use:

Appodeal.cache(activity, Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL);
Read more on manual caching in our FAQ.

Check if interstitial was initialized

To check if interstitial was initialized, you can use the method:

Appodeal.isInitialized(activity, Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL);
Returns true, if the interstitial was initialized.

Check if autocache is enabled for interstitial

To check if autocache is enabled for interstitial, you can use the method:

Appodeal.isAutoCacheEnabled(activity, Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL);
Returns true, if autocache is enabled for interstitial.

Get predicted eCPM for interstitial

To get the predicted eCPM from the next block in the caching queue, use the method:


This method is reasonable to use if manual caching of ads is enabled.

Mute videos if call volume is muted

You can mute the sound in a video interstitial using the method:


This method works if the user's device has silent mode or only vibration enabled.