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 four hours. This prevents long Autoplay sessions you might forget about.
Autoplay is switched on by default. At the end of each video, you’ll see a countdown that tells you what’s going to play next. The countdown will automatically pause if you scroll down past the video player or start typing something, like a comment or a search. You can also click Cancel on the countdown screen to prevent the next video from automatically playing.
Turn Autoplay off
- Go to the Up Next section on the video page.
- Use the toggle at the top of the Up Next section to turn off Autoplay.
Note: Autoplay will remain off until you turn it back on.
Autoplay while connected to your TV
- Connect your mobile device to your TV device and pick a video to play.
- Tap the queue header from the watch page to see your Autoplay settings.
- Use the toggle at the bottom of the screen to turn Autoplay off.