By default, the Google Play Store app automatically plays videos if you’re on a Wi-Fi connection.
If you don’t like it, you can turn it off. Here, I’m using Google Pixel 4a (Android 12).
Here’s how you can stop autoplay videos in Play Store:
Launch the Google Play Store app.
Hit your profile picture in the top right corner.
Tap Settings > Network preferences > Auto-play videos.
In the popup window, you’ll find these three options:
- Auto-play videos at any time.
- Auto-play videos over Wi-Fi only.
- Don’t auto-play videos.
The first one plays videos automatically, regardless of your internet connection.
The second one automatically plays videos only over the Wi-Fi connection. It is the default option.
The third one stops automatic playback.
Select the third option, “Don’t auto-play videos,” and tap “Done.”
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