Autoplaying videos follow everyone around the Internet these days. A few years ago, these used to be Flash videos and could easily be stopped simply by disabling Flash on your browser. However, as the Internet has moved to better technologies such as HTML5 for videos, so have auto-playing videos. Most of the time, these auto-playing videos tend to be nothing more than annoying news bulletins you don’t need, or worse, ads. Have you ever been scrolling down a website and randomly had a video start playing in the background? On top of being annoying, these typically consume more data and battery.
How to Stop Autoplaying Videos on Google Chrome
Launch Chrome browser and install the Disable HTML5 Autoplay extension by opening the linked page and clicking Add to Chrome.
Now open any website such as YouTube and you’ll notice that videos don’t autoplay anymore.