Autoplay Video - can it be stopped?


One of the things I hate that websites do today is autoplay their video. Often, even if I hit pause or try to close the video window it will still play. Does Brave offer functionality that will prevent this?

Thank you,

Frank Sulka


Hi @fsulka!

Brave already have this feature since a couple of releases ago.

You can go to Preferences > Security > Autoplay Media. Set it to Always Ask and everytime you visit a site that have autoplay video, it’ll ask you for permissions (like in the screenshot below).

You can choose No. And if you don’t want that site to autoplay, you also can check Remember this decision.

Hope that can help,
Thank you,


Thank you very much for your speedy reply.



You’re welcome! Always happy to help. :lion:

Ah, I forgot about this.

Saved permissions list (if you check Remember this) will be available under Preferences > Security > Saved site permissions > Autoplay media. In case you click the wrong choice. :slight_smile:

I’m going to close the thread since it solved. If you run to any issue, have another questions or feature request, feel free to open a new one.

Thank you,

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