An AudioContext can now be explicitly closed, thereby releasing any hardware resources associated with the AudioContext. Without this, developers had to depend on garbage collection of the AudioContext to release hardware resources.


Editor's draft

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 43

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

  • No signal
  • No signal
  • No signal
  • Positive


Last updated on 2021-05-05