How to Stop Autoplay Video or Audio in Chrome on Mac or Windows PC

How to Stop Autoplay Video in Chrome on Mac and Windows PC

While browsing the web, the one thing that annoys me no end is the autoplay videos. They are a big distraction. We have already made a quick guide on how to disable autoplay video in Safari on Mac. And now it’s time to stop the autoplay video in Chrome on any computer.

So, if you no longer want to be distracted by those unsolicited videos or audios, head over to prevent them from disturbing you while browsing the web peacefully in Chrome.

How to Stop Autoplay Video in Chrome on Mac and Windows PC

Unlike Safari, disabling videos automatically in Chrome is not so straightforward. Besides, Google cautions you to do it at your own risk as it may harm your user-experience.

“These experimental features may change, break or disappear at any time. We make absolutely no guarantees about what may happen if you turn one of these experiments on, and your browser may even spontaneously combust. Jokes aside, your browser may delete all your data, or your security and privacy could be compromised in unexpected ways. Any experiments that you enable will be enabled for all users of this browser. Please proceed with caution.” – Google

Step #1. Launch Chrome on your computer and type: chrome://flags the URL bar.

Step #2. Next, hit Return/Enter.

Step #3. Now, you need to locate autoplay policy. To do so, simply enter Control+F and then type Autoplay.)

Step #4. Next, locate “Autoplay policy” and select submenu. Next up, you have to select “Document user activation is required.”

Step #5. Finally, click on Relaunch Chrome for the change to take effect.

Disable Autoplay Video in Chrome on Mac and Windows PC

That’s it!

From now onwards, videos won’t play automatically on the web. You will need to click on them to play.

How To Re-enable Chrome Autoplay Video and Audio on Computer

At any time, you want to go back to the default option, you will be able to easily re-enable Chrome autoplay video on your computer.

Step #1. Open Chrome on your computer and type chrome://flags Then search for Autoplay Policy. Once you have found it, click on the submenu.

Step #2. Now, you have to select “Default” in the menu.

Step #3. Next, click Relaunch Chrome to let the change take effect.

Enable Autoplay Video in Chrome on Mac and Windows PC

When the app relaunches, embedded videos will play automatically on the web.

Your turn:

So, that’s one of the easiest ways to enhance your web browsing experience. Have any feedback? Do let us know that in the comments below.

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