Audio autoplay Property

Audio Object Reference Audio Object

Example

Find out if the audio started to play as soon as it was ready:

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

The result of x will be:

true

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Definition and Usage

The autoplay property sets or returns whether the audio should start playing as soon as it is loaded.

This property reflects the <audio> autoplay attribute.

When present, it specifies that the audio should automatically start playing as soon as it is loaded.

Note: The <audio> element is new in HTML5.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The autoplay property is supported in all major browsers.

Note: Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions, do not support the <video> element.


Syntax

Return the autoplay property:

audioObject.autoplay

Set the autoplay property:

audioObject.autoplay=true|false

Property Values

Value Description
true|false Specifies whether an audio should automatically start playing as soon as it is loaded
  • true - Indicates that the audio should start playing as soon as it is loaded loaded
  • false - Default. Indicates that the audio should NOT start playing as soon as it is loaded

Technical Details

Return Value: A Boolean, returns true if the audio automatically starts playing, otherwise it returns false
Default Value: false 

More Examples

Example

Enable autoplay, and reload the video:

var x = document.getElementById("myAudio");
x.autoplay = true;
x.load();

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Example

A demonstration of how to create a <video> element and setting the autoplay property:

var x = document.createElement("AUDIO");

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <audio> autoplay attribute


Audio Object Reference Audio Object

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