How to Enable or Disable Media Autoplay in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 – Windows Blog by Brink

How to Enable or Disable Media Autoplay in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17704, Microsoft added a new setting in Microsoft Edge to allow you to control whether sites can autoplay media.

You can customize the behavior according to your preferences:

  • Allow is the default and will continue to play videos when a tab is first viewed in the foreground, at the site’s discretion.
  • Limit will restrict autoplay to only work when videos are muted, so you‘re never surprised by sound. Once you click anywhere on the page, autoplay is re-enabled, and will continue to be allowed within that domain in that tab.
  • Block will prevent autoplay on all sites until you interact with the media content. Note that this may break some sites due to the strict enforcement – you may need to click multiple times for some video or audio to play correctly. Some sites may not work at all – in those cases, you can enable or block autoplay on a case-by-case bases from the website permissions pane (click the icon next to the address in the Address Bar).

This tutorial will show you how to allow, limit, or block if audio and video play automatically on sites in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

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