How to Stop Autoplay Videos in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox Browser.

On their pages, many websites on the internet use autoplay videos. These are usually revenue-generating advertisements. However, because these videos play automatically, many people may find them irritating. Fortunately, you can configure your browser to prevent videos from automatically playing on websites. In this article, we’ll look at how to disable video autoplay in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox.

Stop Autoplay for Videos in Google Chrome

If you have limited bandwidth, you may be irritated by videos that begin playing as soon as you open a webpage. Fortunately, you can easily prevent your browser from automatically playing videos on websites. Read on for detailed instructions for Chrome, Edge, and Firefox.

On Windows and Mac,

Unfortunately, Google Chrome does not provide a dedicated option to disable video autoplay. Instead, you can mute the audio in videos to make them less annoying. Alternatively, as shown below, you can use third-party extensions to disable auto-playback.

Using an Extension, you can disable autoplay in Chrome.

Several third-party Chrome extensions allow you to disable autoplay for videos on websites. Autoplay Stopper is one such extension that works quite well. These extensions are also compatible with other Chromium-based browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Brave.

Here’s how to put it to use:

Android and iOS

You can no longer stop videos from playing on their own in Chrome mobile, as you can in Chrome for PC. However, you can mute videos in Chrome for Android, which will mute the sound on all websites by default.

Stop Autoplay for Videos in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is built on the Chromium engine, which is also used by Google Chrome. It does, however, allow users to disable autoplay, giving it an advantage over the latter.

Method 1 on Windows and Mac:

 Disable Autoplay Media Using Flags

By default, Microsoft Edge allows you to limit autoplay, which means that media will be blocked based on what you previously blocked on sites. However, the option to completely disable auto-playing videos is currently hidden under flags.

To enable the option to block media autoplay, you must first enable the flag, as shown below:

Method 2: Make Use of the Windows Registry

If you’re logged into the administrator account, you can also disable autoplay in Microsoft Edge via the Windows registry. Follow the steps below:

Android and iOS

Unfortunately, there is no built-in option to disable the autoplay video feature in the mobile version of Edge browser on Android or iOS.

In Mozilla Firefox, disable video autoplay.

In contrast to Chrome, Mozilla Firefox provides a direct option to disable autoplay videos. By default, the browser disables audio for videos that play automatically. You can completely disable them by following the steps outlined below.

Method 1 (Windows and Mac): Disable Autoplay in Settings.

Allow Certain Websites to Autoplay

When Firefox is actively blocking media on a website, a special icon will appear in the URL bar. You can change the autoplay settings for that website by clicking that icon. Any website for which you have set exceptions can be viewed and managed in the autoplay settings.

Method No. 2: Using an Add-On Or Extension

The method described above disables autoplay on all websites. If it does not work for some reason, you can use a third-party extension to complete the task.

Method 3: Disable autoplay completely.

By changing the configuration, you can force Firefox to block autoplay on your Windows or Mac computer.

In the address bar, type about:config and press enter.

When prompted, tap Accept the Risk and continue.

On the following page, use the search bar to look for “media.autoplay.”

Change the following options:

That’s all. Firefox will now prevent all media from automatically playing on your computer.

On Android

When using iOS,

Unlike the Android version, Mozilla Firefox for iOS does not allow you to disable video autoplay. However, if you use Safari and find that videos bother you, go to Settings > Accessibility > Motion. Disable Auto-Play Video Previews here.

Autoplay Videos in Social Media Apps and Websites

Popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube provide dedicated options to prevent content from automatically playing on their platforms. So, if you’re annoyed by automatically playing videos or concerned about using up too much data bandwidth, read a detailed guide on how to block autoplay videos on social media here.

These were simple methods for turning off autoplay videos in popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox. We’ve included instructions for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS where applicable. As previously stated, Chrome does not have an option to disable auto playback, whereas the other two browsers do. In any case, which browser do you prefer? Please let me know in the comments section below.

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