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.


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 Ad Is Loaded

You can check the status of loading before showing. This method returns a boolean value indicating whether the interstitial is loaded.


We recommend you always check whether an ad is available before trying to show it.


if(Appodeal.isLoaded(Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL)) {, Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL);


Appodeal SDK allows you to tag each impression with different placement. To use placements, you need to create placements in Appodeal Dashboard. Read more about placements.

To show an ad with placement, you have to call show method like this in your activity:, Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL, "yourPlacementName");

If the loaded ad can’t be shown for a specific placement, nothing will be shown. If auto caching is enabled, sdk will start to cache another ad, which can affect display rate. To save the loaded ad for future use (for instance, for another placement) check if the ad can be shown before calling the show method:

if(Appodeal.canShow(Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL, "yourPlacementName")){, Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL, "yourPlacementName");

You can configure your impression logic for each placement.

If you have no placements,  or call with a placement that does not exist, the impression will be tagged with 'default' placement and its settings will be applied.


Placement settings affect ONLY ad presentation, not loading or caching.


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 right after the show method is called.

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

Appodeal.setAutoCache(Appodeal.INTERSTITIAL, false);

To cache interstitial use:

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

Check If Ad Is Initialized

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

Returns true, if the interstitial was initialized.

Check If Autocache Is Enabled

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

Returns true, if autocache is enabled for interstitial.

Get Predicted eCPM 

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.

Check Viewability

You can always check in logs if show was tracked and your ad is visible.

You will see the Interstitial [Notify Shown] log if show was tracked successfully.

Appodeal                          D Interstitial [Notify Shown]