+ Monday January 20th, 2020

Remember when you had to specifically hit the play button on a video for it to start? No, me neither!

Autoplay videos are getting more common and they’re intruding heavily throughout the online world. Unfortunately we found out a couple of months back that they’d be coming to the Play Store. Fortunately, Google has seen the light and given options to have videos autoplay only when on Wi-Fi or not at all.

The setting is something I found by accident earlier today, while looking for another setting. It’s very easy to access, just go to the Play Store settings and the auto-play videos button. You can then change the setting to your choice of:

  • Auto-play at any time
  • Auto-play on Wi-Fi only
  • Don’t auto-play videos

If you (like me) get annoyed by the seemingly endless barrage of sounds from your phone, then it’s worth changing this setting!

Phil Tann   Associate

Phil Tann

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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