Autoplay videos on Chrome have become annoying, and if you are one of those who want to stop Chrome Autoplay on your mobile and desktop platforms, it can be a relief. The primary annoyance comes from the autoplay commercial ads that are voice-enabled and can be very loud. Moreover, these ads could be worse if the video is inappropriate. Additionally, they consume a lot of data bandwidth over time. Today, in this article, we will be sharing how you can disable Chrome Autoplay. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at this.

Disable Chrome’s Autoplay Video

It works on all browsers running on Chromium-based browsers. However, the latest version of Chrome does not have a toggle or switch within the settings to disable the autoplay on websites. Google has removed the functionality to disable autoplay, and so have other browsers.

There are various ways to disable Autoplay in Chrome. One of them is by using an extension to disable the autoplay video. However, since Google keeps updating the design and backend, it can take time to update extensions to support disabling the Autoplay Video. These extensions allow you to stop autoplay video and mute the sound of those videos.

How to Stop Chrome Autoplay Video on Websites in Windows 10 or Windows 11

As mentioned earlier, there isn’t any way to stop the video from autoplay in Chrome using the built-in settings. Therefore, you need to download and install a third-party extension from the Chrome Web Store. It’s worth noting that for Google, it’s an ultimate money-making ad-unit, and that’s one reason why Google has removed the disable Autoplay settings from Chrome’s settings.


This extension helps you automatically pause the autoplay video. It can block your HTML5 Video tags and Flash Video. It also has an option to whitelist websites to enable autoplay on specific websites.

Disable HTML5 Autoplay (Reloaded)

You can disable the HTML5 autoplay and even the JavaScript API autoplay video. However, it doesn’t always work great. Therefore, you might want to check out other extensions.

HTML5 Autoplay Blocker

This extension has been updated a long time ago, but it can still block HTML5-based ads, and despite being outdated, it can still block autoplay.

How to Mute Sounds on Chrome Autoplay on Android

If you are using Chrome on Android and want to disable Autoplay videos, here’s the guide to do so:

  • Open Chrome on Android, and then tap on the option icon (triple-dot menu) that appears on the upper-right corner of the device.
  • Tap on Settings, and then go to Site Settings. From there, head over to Sound.
  • Next, toggle to disable the sounds. If you want a site to have sound, then you can exclude sites by tapping on “Add Site Exceptions.” From there, you can add sites for which you want to enable the sound. Type or enter the site into the Site URL box and tap on Add.
  • That’s it

Sounds will now be muted, but the video will still be playing on Android devices, as there is no such option backed into the Chrome on Android app.

class="wp-block-heading">How to Mute Sounds on Chrome Autoplay on Windows, Apple Devices, and Chromebook

Similar to Android, you can disable the autoplay sound on Chrome for iOS and iPhone devices. Here are the instructions:

  • Open Chrome on your iPad/iPhone and tap on the options icon located in the upper-right corner of the app.
  • Tap on “Settings” from the context menu, then select “Privacy and Security.”
  • Scroll down to find “Additional Content Settings” and tap on “Sound.”
  • Toggle the switch to disable sounds on the site. If you want to whitelist a useful website, tap on “Allow Site to Play Sound.”
  • If you don’t want to disable sounds on Chrome entirely, but want to mute a specific site, tap on “Mute,” then tap on “Add” and enter the site. If you want to allow sounds on a particular website, tap on “Add” in the “Allow” section and enter the site.

That’s it! Depending on your preference, you can mute or allow sounds on a site. We hope this guide is helpful to you and that you are successfully able to disable or stop Chrome autoplay videos on desktop and mobile. Thanks for being with us. We would like to hear your valuable opinions and feedback. If you have any questions, please share them with us in the comment section below.