Media Controls in Firefox Preview

Firefox Preview gives you lots of options for playing video and audio on your phone, including background playback and auto-play settings.

Disable autoplay

Easily prevent Firefox Preview from automatically playing videos/audio when you visit a website. This helps you save battery life too.

All websites

  1. Tap the menu button.

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  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Site Permissions.
  4. Tap Block video and audio.

Custom sites

  1. Visit the website you want to add an exception for.
  2. Tap the lock icon in the address bar.
  3. Tap the menu for Autoplay.
  4. Choose your preferred setting:
    • Allow audio and video
    • Block audio
    • Block audio and video

Listen to videos in the background

If you minimize Firefox Preview while playing video/audio, it will continue to play in the background, so you can multitask on your phone.

Firefox Preview will pause playback for audio or videos that are open in your private tabs when you minimize it.

Control media playback through your notifications panel

When you play a video or audio, controls will appear in your notifications panel so you can control playback there -- without having to open Firefox Preview.

See and stop noisy tabs

Your Open Tabs section in the Firefox Preview home screen will show you whether or not any tabs are playing audio or video, along with a pause button, so you can stop playing it without opening the page.

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