Autoplay was blocked on this page - not actually blocking autoplay


On this page:

I get the notification that “Autoplay was blocked on this page” but the video does indeed autoplay.


I can’t reproduce this one on macOS on Dev or Beta in either the video on the right or the ones after scrolling on page. Let me try Windows.


@bloodguard, dope name.

Was it this video here that was autoplaying?

Also what is your autoplay currently set to?


I believe @bloodguard you are experiencing this issue which is fixed and should be available in the next build


I’m set to block the scourge that is autoplay. The video in the screen shot has been replaced with another (amazon 15/hr wage) and it still autoplays. And I still get an icon in the address bar saying autoplay has been blocked.

I can get it to stop autoplaying by installing and enabling the “Disable HTML5 Autoplay” extension.


I’m not sure it is. I have autoplay disabled (blocked). It pops up that it blocked the autoplay. But it’s not stopping it from autoplaying. If I install the “Disable HTML5 Autoplay” extension then it’ll stop playing.


What do you see in autoplay setting? Is that site added to the allow list?

By default all autoplay is blocked unless its allowed. If you have the site listed in Allow you need to remove it so that it doesn’t play. You don’t need a third party extension to do it.


Hi, all autoplay disabeling worked very well in the former version. The Chromium based version seems to have a problem blocking HTML5. E.g. autoplay of youtube videos is not blocked anymore. Version 0.58.18 Chromium: 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit). Besides this, my favourite browser!


Hi @elmagnifico,
I think that’s expected since YouTube is whitelisted. You need to:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on site settings (padlock icon at URL bar)
  3. Click Site Settings
  4. Change Autoplay from Block (Default) to Block

It should block them properly now.


Hi eljuno, Thank you very much for the quick response. No website is whitelisted. Autoplay is set to Blocked in the Content Settings. No exeptions. Anyhow, I followed your advice. Youtube does still autoplay although is now explicitly listed under the Block section of Autoplay. I faced the not working Autoblock also on other websites (names I do not remember),