Audio play() Method

Audio Object Reference Audio Object

Example

An audio player with play and pause buttons:

var x = document.getElementById("myAudio");

function playAudio() {
    x.play();
}

function pauseAudio() {
    x.pause();
}

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Definition and Usage

The play() method starts playing the current audio.

Tip: This method is often used together with the pause() method.

Tip: Use the controls property to display audio controls (like play, pause, seeking, volume, etc, attached on the audio).


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The play() method is supported in all major browsers.

Note: This method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier.


Syntax

audioObject.play()

Parameters

None

Return Value

No return value

Audio Object Reference Audio Object

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