How to Stop Autoplaying Videos on Opera

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 autoplaying videos. Most of the time, these autoplaying 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 Opera

  • The extension Disable HTML5 Autoplay is available for Opera too.
  • Launch Opera and install it from the linked page by clicking on Add to Opera.
  • Now you’ll notice that videos don’t autoplay anymore.