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Video autoplay Property

❮ Video Object

Example

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

var x = document.getElementById("myVideo").autoplay;
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Definition and Usage

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

This property reflects the <video> autoplay attribute.

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


Browser Support

Property
autoplay Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Return the autoplay property:

videoObject.autoplay

Set the autoplay property:

videoObject.autoplay = true|false

Property Values

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


Technical Details

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

More Examples

Example

Enable autoplay, and reload the video:

var x = document.getElementById("myVideo");
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("VIDEO");
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HTML reference: HTML <video> autoplay attribute


❮ Video Object