How to autoplay videos on Firefox

Written by  Luis Adame  on 18 Aug, 2017

It’s been a couple of weeks since I switched to Firefox because I want to support The Open Internet and Mozilla says it’s an ethical browser. Even though, being ethical or not, I don’t agree with the idea of Google controlling every corner of the web. So after switching I noticed something that really itched me instantly: opening autoplayed videos pages in new tab doesn’t autoplay.

In Chrome autplay videos do not auplay until the tab is in foreground or active. So, time to get a solution for this. Firefox it’s pretty famous for it’s customizability.

How can we change this behaviour? Well just follow these steps:

  1. Open about:config
  2. Search by autoplay
  3. Enable media.block-autoplay-until-in-foreground
    • to do so just double click it :)

And that’s it, the behaviour you are used to is back. Happy Sunday!