How to make a YouTube video play automatically?

There are times when a YouTube video will not play automatically. It will require you to click the play button. For some customers, clicking the play button is not a problem. But there are cases where you need the autoplay to work. Autoplay is useful if you use SociableKIT's YouTube live video widget.


Google Chrome has some autoplay policies. Autoplay is disabled by default. Autoplay is allowed only if the user has interacted with the domain of your website. Interaction can be a click, tap, etc. Read this article for more details.


Firefox will allow a video to autoplay only if you give it permission. By default, it blocks all video from playing automatically. To enable autoplay on Firefox, follow the steps in this article.

Other references

Auto-Play Policy Changes for macOS

Updated on: 08/28/2022

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