This short tutorial shows  how to enable or disable the media autoplay feature in the Microsoft Edge browser.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and provides better web compatibility and performance over the legacy Edge.

The Edge browser is a cross-platform that supports all Windows, macOS and Linux systems. If you are currently using Microsoft Edge and want to learn how to disable its new media autoplay feature, the steps below should show you how to do this.

The Microsoft Edge Media Autoplay feature is intended to help improve your web browsing experience. Many websites automatically play media including audio and video in the background as you browse these sites.

This can be annoying to say the least.

With the autoplay feature, you can choose Permission, Block Maitha, or Limit Audio and video to automatically pause or play on sites opened in a new tab in Microsoft Edge.

When set to Permission, All media will play automatically in the browser. When set to Block Maitha, Media that is set to play automatically will be blocked. Limit Will block based on what you have blocked in the past.


To get started with disabling media autoplay, follow the steps below:

Disable media autoplay with flag

To be able to automatically prevent media from playing in the background, you must first enable the block feature. To do this, open the Microsoft Edge browser and browse, copy and paste the line below inside the address box.


When enabled, block will appear as an option in the media autoplay settings. From there you can keep the default settings, enable or disable the feature.

Selecting Enable will display the block in the Settings page below.

Disable autoplay from settings

Another way to enable or disable the media autoplay feature is from the Edge’s Settings page. To get there, open the Microsoft Edge browser and jump to the three horizontal dots ( ) In the upper right corner of your screen and choose Settings.

When the Settings page opens, go to Site Permissions on the left menu. On the right side, choose Media Autoplay.

From there you will see the option of Allow or Limit. To see the block, enable it in the first step above.

Disable media autoplay from registry

You can also enable the media autoplay feature from the Windows registry.

If you are logged in as an administrator, you can also enable Edge Media Autoplay through the Windows registry. To do this, use the steps below:

Using the Windows registry is a way to force all users on the system to use media autoplay. There are many ways to do this in Windows, however, using the Windows registry is the easiest and most effective way to do it.

To enable, press Windows key + R On your keyboard to open the run command box. Or use the search function to find the run app.

In the command box, type the commands below and press Enter.


Then the registry opens, navigate to the path below.


From there, right-click Edge Key and choose New> DWORD (32-bit) Value Make a choice REG_DWORD Value if you do not see the current value Autoplay allowed The value has already been created.

Name the new DWORD value as


After saving the DWORD above, double click on it to open it. Then enter the value of 1 To enable.

(Delete) = default
0 = Force disabled (block)
1 = Force enable(allow)

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The conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable the media autoplay feature in the Microsoft Edge browser.

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