Thanks for the reply!
Test Mode for interstitials works fine, although it only shows a static image not a video and that is the problem. I understand that the plugin works fine generally but my problem is quite specific
SDK has nothing to do with it. Videos work for years now with even older SDK. I think you misunderstand how videos work, let me clarify.
There are three types of videos that come from two AdMob sources:
- Interstitial ad: Here by default you see a static picture but occasionally user can see a skippable long video or non-skipable short video.
- Rewarded video ad: This is a separate source of video in AdMob and it's used to give in-game rewards.
Whether the Interstitial video shows up or not, it's dependent on users location, cookies, previous searches etc. While rewarded video should always appear as a video unless there's some fillrate problem.
If test ad works than technically all is set up correctly and the rest is just about your settings, location, searches, cookies, etc. which I have no impact on so can't help with this one.
Also please note that it takes a while for Google to index your app and investigate which category it belongs to so it could show related ads, and before that happens the fillrate might be weaker which means that the displayed ads can be unrelated or even be missing. That will fix itself in time, usually up to one day after release.