How to Stop Videos from Automatically Playing in Microsoft Edge?

Windows 11 and 10 come with Microsoft edge, which can be used on computers and laptops. Media (audio and video) automatically plays when you open a browser site. Microsoft Edge has an autoplay feature that many users dislike. They don’t like listening to audio and watching videos when working on browser sites. It’s an annoying feature that distracts them while they’re working.

You can do it if you want to stop or limit the autoplay feature.

This rise windows article will guide you on stopping videos from automatically playing in Microsoft Edge.

There are at least two options to stop or limit the audio and video autoplay in Microsoft Edge.

  1. Limit Autoplay in Microsoft Edge
  2. Block Autoplay in Microsoft Edge

How to Limit Autoplay in Microsoft Edge?

When you limit the autoplay feature, media will still automatically play, but you won’t hear the sound until you make the tab active. To enable the Limit option, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Open Microsoft Edge

Step 2. Then, click three dots on the top right corner.

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Step 3. Next , select Settings from the drop-down menu.

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Step 4. Then, Click on the Cookies and site permissions from the left sidebar on the Edge settings page.

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Step 5. Next, scroll down on the right sidebar and click on the Media autoplay option.

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Step 6. Then, click the drop-down arrow next to “Control if audio and video play automatically on sites” and choose the Limit option.

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How to Block Autoplay in Microsoft Edge?

It is also possible to block autoplay in Microsoft Edge, but you must navigate to the Experiments page to stop autoplay.

Step 1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser, and in the address bar, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

edge://flags

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Step 2. Then, in the Search flags box at the top, type Autoplay.

Step 3. Next, Select Enabled option from the drop-down menu of Show block option in autoplay settings.

Step 4. Next, Click the Restart button at the bottom of the page.

Step 5. Next, navigate Settings > Cookies and Site Permissions > Media Autoplay.

Step 6. Now, Select the Block option from the drop-down menu next to “Control if audio and video play automatically on sites.”

That’s it.

Now, Media has blocked on Microsoft edge all sites.

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