The Auto-play 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.
Auto-play won't start if you're connected to a mobile network and have been inactive for 30 minutes. On Wi-Fi, Auto-play will stop automatically after four hours. This prevents long Auto-play sessions that you might forget about.
Auto-play on your TV
Auto-play with the YouTube app on TV
- Open the YouTube app on your TV.
- Go to Settings.
- Scroll to Auto-play.
- Click the Auto-play box to turn Auto-play on or off.
Auto-play while casting to your TV
If you've connected your TV to your phone or tablet, you can use your device to control auto-play.
- Connect your mobile device to your TV device and pick a video to play.
- Tap the control bar at the bottom of the screen to expand your queue and see your auto-play settings.
- Use the toggle to turn auto-play off.
Auto-play 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, such as a comment or a search. You can also click Cancel on the countdown screen to prevent the next video from automatically playing.
Turn auto-play off
Use the same instructions for the YouTube app and mobile site.
- Go to the Up Next section on the video page.
- Use the toggle at the top of the Up Next section to turn off auto-play.
Note: Auto-play will remain off until you turn it back on.