extension ExtPose

Disable Autoplay for YouTube™

CRX id


Description from extension meta

Disable YouTube HTML5 player from auto-playing.

Image from store Disable Autoplay for YouTube™
Description from store Disable Autoplay for YouTube™ is a lite extension that lets you easily stop/pause YouTube videos from auto-playing. The toolbar button serves as an ON|OFF switch for this addon (the icon will change color accordingly). The red color shows an active state and the dark grey color shows a disabled state. To work with this addon, please add this addon to your browser and then start browsing YouTube. When the addon is active, videos are stopped automatically from playing when you open one. When videos are stopped, the buffering does not continue. You can change this behavior from the options page and let the videos "pause" instead of "stop". This way, the buffering continues but the video won't play. There is another option on the settings page to play or pause videos when a tab is focused or hidden (unfocused). These two options are not active by default. This addon works for all YouTube videos whether they are embedded or not. However, you can disable this feature from the settings page. Note 1: when you switch to the miniplayer, the video stops again. So if you want to use the youtube miniplayer feature, please turn off this addon. Note 2: by default, this addon does not work for youtube shorts and the small video player on the channel page. To enable this feature, please mark option #3 on the settings page. To report bugs, please fill out the bug report form on the addon's homepage (https://mybrowseraddon.com/disable-autoplay.html).

Latest reviews

  • (2024-01-23) Liad Neumann: Finally found this! <3 Love it. Yeah... it sometimes requires pressing on the video a bunch of times to get it to play, but a small price to pay for it actually doing what I want! Finally!!! Also seemingly sometimes doesn't work with playlists, but I'm happy with it.
  • (2023-10-07) james gloval: Has not work all year. Wish I could give ZERO 000000000 STAR REVIEWS. SKIP.
  • (2023-08-27) Luka Skulic: Worked great for a couple of days but then Ads started playing when pressing play, even though I have an ad blocker. Disabling the extension fixed the ads problem. Unfortunate.
  • (2023-08-17) Дмитрий Дударев: Не работает
  • (2023-08-15) Боб: It works.
  • (2023-06-10) Jeff Eyges: Doesn't work
  • (2023-06-09) Andrey L.: Doesn't work
  • (2023-06-04) Soroush Kefayati: not working
  • (2023-04-16) Konstantin Polezhaev: doesn't work
  • (2023-04-08) Francesco Viola: works as intended.
  • (2023-03-24) Raphaël Menegaldo: Does not work...
  • (2023-03-14) john: doesn't work
  • (2023-03-02) А Л: not working at all
  • (2023-02-02) Christian Miersch: This does not work at all.
  • (2023-01-21) Mark Homburg: Just installed the extension. I've tried everything including restarting the browser from scratch and the extension does not work at all. I'm using the latest Chrome browser and I'm attempting to play a single song. It just continues to play a new auto selected song. I DOESN'T WORK
  • (2023-01-14) Nicolas Göddel: Doesn't work for me. Every time I open a Youtube video in a new tab it automatically starts playing. But all I want is to open a Youtube video in paused mode or not even loading it in general. I played around with all the options but nothing changed anything. The focusing options work but that does not help me here. Here's a simple use case: Copy any youtube video link, open a new tab, paste that link into the address bar and press enter. Result: The video immediately starts playing what I do not want. It only should load the page and nothing more. I am using Brave v1.47.171.
  • (2022-11-09) Mittz: Работает, но только на "главных" страницах каналов
  • (2022-10-21) Dmitry K: Prevents from watching age restricted video, which are allowed by age.
  • (2022-09-12) Samson Bishop: DOESN'T WORK!!!
  • (2022-07-09) Alanium: está de la verga
  • (2022-06-24) Damien Casoni: Doesn't do what's supposed to do.
  • (2022-06-17) Alex S.: Doesn't stop autoplay by link as it should.
  • (2022-06-02) Xander Juneau: Doesn't do what it says. Don't waste your time.
  • (2022-05-12) Yvgen Troshchiy: Doesn't work
  • (2022-04-20) Brian Plautz: This app fails to disable autoplay!
  • (2022-04-16) Trent Isaacson: If this disabled videos from automatically playing on Youtube, it would be named appropriately. However, it does not do this. I suggest the developer change the name to "Does Not Disable Autoplay For Youtube".
  • (2022-03-08) bruno ch: Doesn't work on youtube web browser (May 2022). Windows 64 bits
  • (2022-02-27) Google User: Works some of the time. This extension hasn't been supported since 2017. Try YouTube Enhancer.
  • (2022-02-07) Johan Hereora Hummerhielm: It's not working. Videos keep playing anyway. Trash.
  • (2021-12-07) Eduard Tikhenko: It doesn't work.
  • (2021-11-24) Czerwinski Benoit: Not working.
  • (2021-11-03) Jupiter 0000: Absolutnie nie blokuje żadnego auto odtwarzania. Usuwam i idę szukać czegoś innego
  • (2021-10-13) blue: Doesn't work
  • (2021-08-14) Adam Lelek: Finally videos aren't played automaticcly when I open them. Thank you!
  • (2021-08-06) Noetic Concordance: Surprise surprise it does not actually do anything except ad a little icon on you browsers tool bar. It is kind of like a piece of jewelry for you browser.
  • (2021-08-06) Stephen Pattinson: Doesn't appear to work. Am I doing something wrong or is it just out of date?
  • (2021-07-06) Phil Frederick: Does nothing.
  • (2021-05-26) ٌّ ٌّ: This has completely stopped working in the last few days
  • (2021-05-11) Bubbles: Works!!!
  • (2021-05-05) Darwin Freitag: only works after using shift f5
  • (2021-04-04) EndyDiD: If you are Looking for a Good Youtube only Autoplay Blocker/Disabler - This is it!. This is the best one for that And I Highly recommend that anyone who thinks they need this tries this😉
  • (2021-03-20) Julian Jones: Works very well for me. Very useful extension if you don't want youtube to autoplay, as Google seem to have progressively removed the ability to do this from their own settings. Easy to switch on and off with the toolbar button and simple option selection by right-clicking the toolbar button. One minor glitch is that youtube channel pages sometimes fail to display when the extension is enabled, but a simple workround if this happens is shift-refresh.
  • (2021-03-17) Anas EL BOUDALI: this extention has NO FUNCTIONALITY
  • (2021-01-14) Jay Cee: Doesn't work at all. Click on a youtube video, then it plays automatically.
  • (2020-12-15) Blackpaw: Every third or fourth time a new page is opened, the page won't load. But when pages do load, the video doesn't play, so I guess it works when it's working.
  • (2020-12-14) Jacque Fresco: У меня работает )))) Единственное ))) Версия 86.0.4240.75 (Официальная сборка), (64 бит)
  • (2020-12-14) Nojus Klemensas Anskaitis: Best Extension for the Job. it also has a bunch of extra things that are just like a cherry on top. I love this thing <3
  • (2020-12-09) olymind1: Thankfully it's still working on my end without any issue.
  • (2020-11-13) Jem Crystal: update: nvm it stopped working today ___ Works as intended but it stops the vid at the BEGINNING of the video. What I need is when sharing my lessons with students to stop the video at the point where I share the lesson. Youtube "Share" you can copy paste a url that puts you at point on vid. If I try use this extension and youtube share exact spot on vid this extension will not let me go spot on vid.
  • (2020-10-24) James Hamilton: sucks. does not work


10,000 history
2.9024 (123 votes)
Last update / version
2023-07-23 / 0.1.2
Listing languages