How to Stop Video Auto Play on Chrome and Firefox

In this post, you will see the steps to stop auto play videos on Chrome and Firefox. Let’s get started.

How to Stop Video Auto Play on Chrome and Firefox


If you are a user of Google Chrome, then install AutoplayStopper extension.

Check the settings of this extension and customize it according to your needs.

Read: How to Reset Chrome


If you are a Mozilla Firefox user, follow these steps:

Go to the web page where you can see the automatic playback of videos.

Click on the “Auto play” icon in the address bar.

You can now see a drop-down list next to Autoplay.

Open it and select the option “Block Audio and Video.”

That’s it. This stops the auto play for that site only.

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If you want to stop auto play for all websites, follow the steps below:

Copy and paste this about:preferences#privacy and then hit the “Enter” key on your keyboard.

In the “Permissions” section, you will see “Autoplay.”

Click on the “Settings” button next to it.

Open the drop-down list at the top and select the option “Block Audio and Video.”

Click the “Save Changes” button.

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By default, Firefox for Android stops auto play.

However, if you see the video playing automatically, follow these steps to stop it:

Tap the three vertical dots > Settings > Advanced > Allow autoplay.

Select “Block autoplay.”

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