How to stop videos, ads or audio files from playing randomly on any website you visit.
I feel very uneasy when I scroll down any other web page and videos, ads or audio files begin to play at random. This happens a lot on goal.com and on my Facebook timeline.
My data gets consumed for content I may not be interested in or I get distracted while trying to stop the video or ad from playing.
I found a way to disable the autoplay feature on all websites I visit with my chrome browser using an extension. This will come in handy considering the fact that it could be very stressful to comb through every website you visit in search of options to help stop videos/ads from playing randomly.
This guide is for those who use Chrome Web Browser on their computers .
If you use Firefox, click here for a guide on how to disable autoplay on sites you visit with the browser.
If you use Opera, click here.
If you use Safari, click here.
The steps below will guide you through the process. Its easy and straightforward. Videos will stand still as you make your journey through webpages, and you will be glad.
- Search for Chrome Web Store on your chrome browser’s search bar and click on any of the links that will open the store.
2. Search for “Disable HTML5 Autoplay” extension. The screenshot below will help you identify the right one.
3. Click on the “Add to Chrome” button. I already have it running on my browser so the button appears as “Rate It” instead.
4. An icon for the extension will be added to your chrome browser after the extension is installed.
5. Click on the icon to view available options for the extension. Ensure you turn on the “Disable autoplay” option.
You no longer have to worry about how videos behave on any website you visit.