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Allow or block media autoplay in Firefox

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Firefox prevents media from playing automatically on websites you visit, unless you grant permission. Learn more about this new feature.
Firefox prevents media from playing automatically on websites you visit, unless you grant permission. Learn more about this new feature.

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{note}This feature is planned for a future Firefox release. It's being tested in{for fx63} [[About Studies|studies]] and in{/for} ''Nightly'' (pre-release) versions of Firefox.{/note} Firefox blocks all media with sound from playing automatically. If you want a website to automatically play media, you can give it permission by following one of the methods below. __TOC__ =Notification prompts= When a website tries to play media automatically, Firefox will alert you by showing a message. Choose '''Allow''' or '''Don’t Allow''' to let Firefox remember the permission setting for this website. If you uncheck '''Remember this decision''', Firefox will remember the setting for this website in the current tab only. #;[[Image:allow autoplay]] =Site settings= Click the [[Image:Site Info button]] in the address bar to open the Control Center, where you can clear the permission so that Firefox no longer remembers the setting. #;[[Image:disable button autoplay]] =Add sites to your list to autoplay media= #[[Template:optionspreferences]] #Select the {menu Privacy & Security} panel. #Scroll down to the ''Permissions'' section. #Find ''For websites that autoplay sound'' and click {button Exceptions} to manage your list. =Always allow or disallow media autoplay= To always allow or disallow autoplay for all media with sound, follow these steps: #[[Template:optionspreferences]] #Select the {menu Privacy & Security} panel. #Scroll down to the ''Permissions'' section. #Next to ''For websites that autoplay sound'', click the drop-down menu to choose {menu Allow Autoplay} or {menu Don’t Autoplay}. Your selection will apply to all media for all websites. ;[[Image:universal autoplay]]
{for not fx66}{note}The Block Autoplay feature is being tested in pre-release versions of Firefox. It will be available in [[Find what version of Firefox you are using|Firefox version]] 66 and above.{/note}{/for} Firefox blocks all media with sound from playing automatically. If you want a website to automatically play media, you can give it permission by following one of the methods below. __TOC__ {for fx66} =Site settings= When Firefox is actively blocking a video with sound, a special icon will appear in the address bar. Click the [[Image:Site Info button]] in the address bar to open the Control Center where you can toggle the option to block or allow Autoplay sound. This option will always appear in the Control Center. ; [[Image:Control Center Autoplay blocking]] =Add sites to your list to autoplay media= #[[Template:optionspreferences]] #Select the {menu Privacy & Security} panel. #Scroll down to the ''Permissions'' section. #Find the ''Block websites from automatically playing'' setting and click {button Exceptions} to manage your list. =Always allow or disallow media autoplay= To always allow or disallow autoplay for all media with sound, follow these steps: #[[Template:optionspreferences]] #Select the {menu Privacy & Security} panel. #Scroll down to the ''Permissions'' section. #Use the {menu Block websites from automatically playing sound} setting to change your preference. Your selection will apply to all media for all websites. ;[[Image:Firefox 66 media autoplay settings]] {/for} {for not fx66} =Notification prompts= When a website tries to play media automatically, Firefox will alert you by showing a message. Choose '''Allow''' or '''Don’t Allow''' to let Firefox remember the permission setting for this website. If you uncheck '''Remember this decision''', Firefox will remember the setting for this website in the current tab only. ;[[Image:allow autoplay]] =Site settings= Click the [[Image:Site Info button]] in the address bar to open the Control Center, where you can clear the permission so that Firefox no longer remembers the setting. ;[[Image:disable button autoplay]] =Add sites to your list to autoplay media= #[[Template:optionspreferences]] #Select the {menu Privacy & Security} panel. #Scroll down to the ''Permissions'' section. #Find ''For websites that autoplay sound'' and click {button Exceptions} to manage your list. =Always allow or disallow media autoplay= To always allow or disallow autoplay for all media with sound, follow these steps: #[[Template:optionspreferences]] #Select the {menu Privacy & Security} panel. #Scroll down to the ''Permissions'' section. #Next to ''For websites that autoplay sound'', click the drop-down menu to choose {menu Allow Autoplay} or {menu Don’t Autoplay}. Your selection will apply to all media for all websites. ;[[Image:universal autoplay]] {/for}

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