This is allowing a simpler flow to know whether playback started or whether it failed. It also allows the UA to reject the promise if playback is not allowed in the current context, solving issues websites have to detect whether autoplay restrictions blocked the playback.




Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 50
  • Chrome for Android release 50
  • Android WebView release 50

Consensus & Standardization

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


Search tags

audio, video, media, play,

Last updated on 2021-05-05