Autoplay videos

The Autoplay feature on YouTube makes it easier to decide what to watch next. After you watch a YouTube video, we’ll automatically play another related video based on your viewing history.

Autoplay won't start if you're connected to a mobile network and have been inactive for 30 minutes. On Wi-Fi, Autoplay will stop automatically after 4 hours. This prevents long Autoplay sessions you might forget about.

Autoplay on your mobile device

On your Android or iOS mobile device, Autoplay is switched on by default in the YouTube app and on mobile web browsers.
At the end of a video, the video player will show what’s going to play next. If you scroll down past the video player or start typing something, like a comment or a search, the next video won't automatically play.
Tip: At the end of a video, you can tap Cancel on the video player to prevent the next video from automatically playing.

Turn Autoplay off

If you want to turn Autoplay off:

  1. Go to the watch screen of any video.
  2. At the top of the video player, tap the Autoplay toggle to set it to Off 

Note: Autoplay will remain off until you turn it back on. To turn it back on, tap the same Autoplay toggle to On .

Autoplay on your computer

If you’re on YouTube on your computer, Autoplay is switched on by default.
At the end of a video, the video player will show what’s going to play next. If you scroll down past the video player or start typing something, like a comment or a search, the next video won't automatically play.
Tip: At the end of a video, you can click Cancel on the video player to prevent the next video from automatically playing.

Turn Autoplay off

If you want to turn Autoplay off:

  1. In the video player, click Settings .
  2. Click the Autoplay toggle to set it to Off .

You can also:

  1. Go to the Up Next section on the watch page.
  2. Click the Autoplay toggle to set it to Off .

Note: Autoplay will remain off until you turn it back on. To turn it back on, click the same Autoplay toggle to On .

Autoplay on your TV

Autoplay on the YouTube app on your TV

To change your Autoplay settings on the YouTube app on your TV:

  1. Open the YouTube app on your TV.
  2. Go to Settings .
  3. Scroll to Autoplay.
  4. Click the Autoplay box to turn Autoplay on or off.

Autoplay while casting to your TV

If you’ve connected your TV to your phone or tablet, you can use your device to control Autoplay.

  1. Connect your mobile device to your TV device and pick a video to play. 
  2. Tap the control bar at the bottom of the screen to expand your queue and see your Autoplay settings. 
  3. Use the toggle to turn Autoplay off. 

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