The Microsoft Edge browser that comes with Windows 11 and Windows 10 is one of our favorites. However, the majority of people dislike its Autoplay Feature in Microsoft Edge. When the website’s Autoplay feature starts playing audio and video, it can be distracting. Nobody enjoys listening to music and watching videos while surfing the web. When the Edge browser detects audio or video on a website, it automatically starts playing it. If you’re annoyed by the Edge browser’s auto-playing audio and video, this article will show you how to disable it.
In the Edge browser, there are at least two ways to disable automatic audio and video playback. Either limit or disable the autoplay feature on websites. Let’s take a look at how this is possible.
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How to Limit Autoplay Feature in Microsoft Edge?
You can limit the autoplay feature if you don’t want to completely disable it. Media such as video will still play automatically after you limit the Autoplay Feature in Microsoft Edge but you won’t hear the sound until you make the tab active. Perform the following steps to enable the Limit option:-
- Launch Microsoft Edge and click the three dots in the upper right corner.
- From the drop-down menu, select Settings.
- On the Edge settings page, in the left sidebar, select Cookies and site permissions.
- Now, on the right sidebar, scroll down and select the Media autoplay option.
- Select the Limit option from the drop-down arrow next to “Control if audio and video play automatically on sites.”
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How to Block Autoplay Feature in Microsoft Edge?
It is also possible to disable autoplay in Microsoft Edge, but you must go to the Experiments page to do so.
- Open the Microsoft Edge browser and type the following in the address bar, then press Enter on the keyboard:-edge://flags
- Type Autoplay in the top-right Search flags box.
- In the autoplay settings, select Enabled from the Show block drop-down menu.
- At the bottom of the page, click the Restart button.
- Select Settings > Cookies and Site Permissions > Media Autoplay from the drop-down menu.
- From the dropdown menu next to “Control if audio and video play automatically on sites,” choose Block.
That’s it. When switching between websites, media will be blocked.
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