How to Disable Autoplay Videos in Edge Chromium Browser

Don’t like video playing automatically? Follow these steps to fully stop or disable autoplay videos in the Edge Chromium browser.

One of the things a majority of internet users dislike is autoplay videos. Not only the video streaming consumes a lot of data but the sudden or unexpected audio can be obnoxious. This is very prevalent in major news websites that stream their own news. Often, the video that is being auto-played is not even relevant to the content you are reading.

The good thing is, you can block autoplay videos globally or on a per-site basis. Below are the steps you should follow to disable video autoplay in the new Edge Chromium browser.

How do I Disable Autoplay Videos in Edge Chromium Browser

This is how you can disable autoplay videos in the Edge Chromium browser.

  1. Open the Edge Chromium browser.
  2. In the address bar, type “edge://flags/#edge-autoplay-user-setting-block-option” and press “Enter“.
  3. Select the “Enabled” option from the drop-down menu next to the flag.
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  4. Click on the “Restart” button to restart the browser.
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  5. Click on the “Menu” icon appearing on the top-right-corner.
  6. Select the “Settings” option.
  7. On this page, go to the “Site permissions” tab.
  8. On the right panel, click on the “Media autoplay” option.
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  9. Here, select the “Block” option from the drop-down menu next to “Control if audio and video play automatically on sites” option.
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That is all. From now on, anytime you open a website or web page in a new tab, Edge Chromium will automatically block and autoplay video or audio.

If the above settings did not work for you then use extensions like Disable HTML5 autoplay. This extension will block any and all video components on a webpage. If needed, you can set per-site exemptions. The exemption is particularly helpful for sites like Youtube, Twitch, Netflix, etc.

Do keep in mind that you need to enable a small setting to install Chrome extensions in the Edge Chromium browser.

In Old Edge Browser

If you are still using the old Edge browser, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Edge browser.
  2. Click on the “Menu” icon (three dots) appearing at the top-right corner.
  3. Click on the “Settings” option.
  4. Go to the “Advanced” tab.
  5. On the right panel, select one of the below options.
    1. Allow: This is the default setting and it allows any site to autoplay videos.
    2. Limit: Blocks autoplay for muted videos but starts autoplay when you click anywhere on the website.
    3. Block: Completely blocks video autoplay on all websites.

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That is all. You’ve successfully disabled autoplay videos globally in the old the Edge browser.

Old Edge Browser – Per Site Restriction

To block a particular site from auto-playing the audio or video, follow these steps.

  1. Open Edge browser
  2. Go to the website you want to block video autoplay.
  3. Click on the Lock or Globe icon in the address bar.
  4. In the website permissions menu, click on the link “Media autoplay settings“.
  5. Now select one of the following options.
    1. Allow: This is the default settings and it allows any site to autoplay videos.
    2. Limit: Blocks autoplay for muted videos but starts autoplay when you click anywhere on the website.
    3. Block: Completely blocks video autoplay on all websites.

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That is it. It is that simple to block autoplay videos in the Edge Chromium browser. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

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