How to Disable Autoplay on Brave Browser

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How to Disable Autoplay on Brave Browser

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How to Disable Autoplay on Brave Browser

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Are you tired of websites automatically playing videos or music when you visit them on your Brave Browser? Autoplay can be an annoying feature, disrupting your browsing experience and consuming your device's resources. Fortunately, you can easily disable autoplay on Brave Browser, both on desktop and mobile devices. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to turn off autoplay and manage exceptions for specific sites.

Understanding Autoplay in Brave Browser

What is Autoplay?

Autoplay is a feature that automatically plays media content, such as videos or music, when you visit a website. By default, Brave Browser enables autoplay to provide a seamless multimedia experience to users. However, autoplay can be a nuisance for many reasons, such as unwanted sounds or slow loading times.

Why Autoplay can be Annoying

Autoplay can affect your browsing experience in several ways. For instance, autoplay can consume your device's bandwidth and data plan, slowing down other internet activities. Autoplay can also be a distraction or cause embarrassment if you are in a public place or a silent zone. In addition, autoplay can be a security risk if the content contains malware or phishing links.

Many users find autoplay to be an annoyance when browsing the internet. For example, you may be browsing the web in a quiet environment, such as a library or a meeting, and suddenly a loud video starts playing. This can be embarrassing and disruptive, especially if you are unable to quickly locate the source of the noise to turn it off. Additionally, autoplay can be frustrating if you are on a limited data plan, as it can quickly consume your data allowance and result in additional charges.

Autoplay can also be a security risk, as it can be used to spread malware or phishing links. Malicious actors can use autoplay to automatically play videos or audio that contain harmful code, which can infect your device with malware or steal your personal information. In some cases, autoplay can even be used to redirect you to fake websites that look legitimate but are designed to steal your login credentials or other sensitive information.

Fortunately, Brave Browser offers several options to control autoplay and make your browsing experience more enjoyable and secure. For example, you can choose to block all autoplay content or only allow autoplay on trusted websites. You can also choose to allow autoplay for certain types of content, such as videos, but block it for others, such as audio. By customizing your autoplay settings, you can ensure that your browsing experience is tailored to your preferences and needs.

Disabling Autoplay on Desktop

Accessing Brave Browser Settings

To disable autoplay on your desktop, you need to access the Brave Browser settings. Open Brave Browser on your device and click on the three vertical lines at the top-right corner of the screen. Select "Settings" from the drop-down menu.

Navigating to Site Settings

In the "Settings" menu, scroll down to the "Site Settings" section. Click on it to expand the options.

Adjusting Autoplay Permissions

Under "Site Settings," locate the "Autoplay" tab. You will see three options: "Allow," "Block," and "Ask." Click on the "Block" option to deactivate autoplay on all websites. If you want some sites to play media content automatically, you can click on "Ask" and allow or block specific sites from the pop-up notifications.

Disabling Autoplay on Mobile Devices

Accessing Brave Browser Settings on Android

To turn off autoplay on your Android device, open Brave Browser and tap on the three vertical dots at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Select "Settings" from the menu.

Accessing Brave Browser Settings on iOS

If you have an iOS device, open Brave Browser and tap on the three horizontal lines at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Select "Settings" from the menu.

Adjusting Autoplay Permissions on Mobile

In both cases, you will see a list of options you can customize. Scroll down to the "Site settings" section and tap on "Media." Here, you can choose "Block" or "Ask" for autoplay permissions, depending on your preferences. Remember that blocking autoplay can also reduce your mobile data usage and battery consumption.

Managing Exceptions for Specific Sites

Allowing Autoplay for Trusted Sites

If you want to enable autoplay for specific sites, such as video players or online radio stations, you can add them to your browser's exceptions list. Go to Brave Browser settings and click on "Site settings," then "Media." Under "Autoplay," click on "Manage exceptions" to add new entries. You can type in the URL of the website you want to allow autoplay on and set the behavior to "Allow."

Blocking Autoplay for Unwanted Sites

Similarly, if you encounter sites that annoy you with autoplay, you can block them from playing automatically. In the same "Manage exceptions" menu, input the website's address and set the behavior to "Block."

Troubleshooting Autoplay Issues

Updating Brave Browser

If you experience any issues with autoplay on your Brave Browser, you can try updating it to the latest version. Go to the "About Brave" section in the "Settings" menu and click on "Check for updates." Brave Browser will scan for available updates and prompt you to download and install them if any are found.

Clearing Cache and Cookies

Another solution to autoplay issues is to clear your browser's cache and cookies. This will remove any outdated or corrupted data that can interfere with the playback of media content. Go to the "Clear browsing data" section in the "Settings" menu and select the options you want to clean. Remember that clearing your cache and cookies will also log you out of websites and delete your browsing history.

Contacting Brave Support

If none of the above methods works for you, or if you have other questions or concerns about your Brave Browser, you can contact the Brave support team. Click on "Help" in the "Settings" menu and select "Brave Community" or "Report a bug." You will be redirected to the appropriate channel where you can submit your inquiry or feedback.


Disabling autoplay on Brave Browser is a simple and effective way to improve your browsing experience and protect your device's resources. You can adjust autoplay permissions for specific sites and troubleshoot any issues that arise. By following the guidelines we have provided in this article, you can take control of your media content and enjoy a smoother and safer browsing experience on Brave Browser.