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Feature-Policy: autoplay

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The HTTP Feature-Policy header autoplay directive controls whether the current document is allowed to autoplay media requested through the HTMLMediaElement interface. When this policy is enabled and there were no user gestures, the Promise returned by HTMLMediaElement.play() will reject with a DOMException. The autoplay attribute on <audio> and <video> elements will be ignored.

For more details on autoplay and autoplay blocking, see the article Autoplay guide for media and Web Audio APIs.

Syntax

Feature-Policy: autoplay <allowlist>;
<allowlist>

An allowlist is a list of origins that takes one or more of the following values, separated by spaces:

  • *: The feature will be allowed in this document, and all nested browsing contexts (iframes) regardless of their origin.
  • 'self': The feature will be allowed in this document, and in all nested browsing contexts (iframes) in the same origin.
  • 'src': (In an iframe allow attribute only) The feature will be allowed in this iframe, as long as the document loaded into it comes from the same origin as the URL in the iframe's src attribute.
    The 'src' origin is used in the iframe allow attribute only, and is the default allowlist value.
  • 'none': The feature is disabled in top-level and nested browsing contexts.
  • <origin(s)>: The feature is allowed for specific origins (for example, https://example.com). Origins should be separated by a space.

The values * (enable for all origins) or 'none' (disable for all origins) may only be used alone, while 'self' and 'src' may be used with one or more origins.

Features are each defined to have a default allowlist, which is one of:

  • *: The feature is allowed by default in top-level browsing contexts and all nested browsing contexts (iframes).
  • 'self': The feature is allowed by default in top-level browsing contexts and in nested browsing contexts (iframes) in the same origin. The feature is not allowed in cross-origin documents in nested browsing contexts.
  • 'none': The feature is disabled in top-level and nested browsing contexts.

Default policy

The default value in Google Chrome is 'self'.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Permissions Policy Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
autoplay 64 79 74
74
65
Disabled
Disabled From version 65: this feature is behind the dom.security.featurePolicy.header.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No 51 No
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
autoplay 64 64 65
Disabled
65
Disabled
Disabled From version 65: this feature is behind the dom.security.featurePolicy.header.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
47 No 9.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/Feature-Policy/autoplay