Disable Embedded YouTube AutoPlay in Videos

Over the past 24 hours there's been a problem with embedded YouTube videos seems to Autoplay automatically when using the Chrome Browser. On a webpage that hosts multiple YT videos on one page they will all start playing - very annoying.

So far there isn't a definitive reason why this started happening, but you can fix (workaround) this issue by disabling the Chrome Cast Extension. Here's the steps on how to do it.

In your Chrome Web Browser jump into the 'Preferences'.
chome browser preferences disable chomecast extension youtube autoplay

On the left jump over to the Extensions menu and disable the Chome Cast Extension [uncheck the enable ticker].
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Next you may have to clear your Browsing History. From the Chome Browser choose Clear Browsing Data.

Clear Browsing History

Finally don't just close the window, make sure you Quit Google Chrome completely. If you are on Windows make sure you end any tasks with the Chrome browser. Once you relaunch the Google Chrome Browser, the YouTube videos should not autoplay.

Quit Google Chrome Browser YouTube Autoplay fix

3 thoughts on “Disable Embedded YouTube AutoPlay in Videos

  1. Emm

    Post author

    @Matt - Yeah Safari is good alternate route, but also try clicking Chrome > clear Browsing History. Again make sure the Chrome browser is Quit completely or it won't work. In Windows end the task.

  2. Matt

    Hmm, that didn't work for me. I can't imagine that they'll let this fester for long though. I'll take a Safari detour for now.

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