How to make audio autoplay on chrome

Google ChromeHtml5 Audio

Google Chrome Problem Overview

Audio autoplay is working in Mozilla, Microsoft Edge and old Google Chrome as well but not in new Google Chrome.

They have blocked the autoplay. is there any way to make it audio autoplay in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome Solutions

Solution 1 - Google Chrome

Solution #1

My solution here is to create an iframe

<iframe src="audio/source.mp3" allow="autoplay" style="display:none" id="iframeAudio">

and audio tag aswell for non-chrome browsers

<audio autoplay loop  id="playAudio">
    <source src="audio/source.mp3">

and in my script

  var isChrome = /Chrome/.test(navigator.userAgent) && /Google Inc/.test(navigator.vendor);
  if (!isChrome){
  else {
      $('#playAudio').remove() // just to make sure that it will not have 2x audio in the background 

Solution #2:

There is also another workaround for this according to @Leonard

Create an iframe that doesn't play anything just to trigger the autoplay in the first load.

<iframe src="silence.mp3" allow="autoplay" id="audio" style="display: none"></iframe>

good source for the mp3 file silence.mp3

Then play your real audio file at ease.

<audio id="player" autoplay loop>
    <source src="audio/source.mp3" type="audio/mp3">

Personally I prefer solution #2 because it is cleaner approach for not relying so much in JavaScript.

Update August 2019

Solution #3

As an alternative we can use <embed>

For Firefox It seems that audio auto-play is working so we don't need the <embed> element because it will create double audio running.

// index.js
let audioPlaying = true,
    backgroundAudio, browser;
browser = navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();
$('<audio class="audio1" src="audio.mp3" loop></audio>').prependTo('body');
if (!browser.indexOf('firefox') > -1) {
    $('<embed id="background-audio" src="audio.mp3" autostart="1"></embed>').prependTo('body');
    backgroundAudio = setInterval(function() {
        $('<embed id="background-audio" src="audio.mp3"></embed>').prependTo('body');
    }, 120000); // 120000 is the duration of your audio which in this case 2 mins.

Also if you have a toggle event for your audio make sure to remove the created <embed> element for audio.

Note: After your toggle, it will restart from the beginning because the <embed> is already deleted and the <audio> element will play as normal now.

$(".toggle-audio").on('click', function(event) {
    audioPlaying = !audioPlaying;
    if (audioPlaying){
        // play audio 
    else {

And now make sure to hide these <audio> and <embed> elements

audio, embed {
    position: absolute;
    z-index: -9999;

Note: diplay: none and visibility: hidden will make the <embed> element not work.

Solution 2 - Google Chrome

There is a really neat trick to use the autoplay-function of the audio tag in chrome.


<iframe src="silence.mp3" allow="autoplay" id="audio"></iframe>

whereas silence.mp3 only is 0.5 seconds of silence.


<audio id="player" autoplay controls><source src="0.mp3" type="audio/mp3"></audio>

works afterwards.

Chrome notices that a sound has been played and gives the permission for autoplay in audio tags.

Solution 3 - Google Chrome

As of April 2018, Chrome's autoplay policies changed:

"Chrome's autoplay policies are simple:

  • Muted autoplay is always allowed.

Autoplay with sound is allowed if:

  • User has interacted with the domain (click, tap, etc.).
  • On desktop, the user's Media Engagement Index threshold has been crossed, meaning the user has previously play video with sound.
  • On mobile, the user has added the site to his or her home screen.


  • Top frames can delegate autoplay permission to their iframes to allow autoplay with sound. "

Chrome's developer site has more information, including some programming examples, which can be found here:

Solution 4 - Google Chrome

At least you can use this:

document.addEventListener('click', musicPlay);
function musicPlay() {
    document.removeEventListener('click', musicPlay);

The music starts when the user clicks anywhere at the page.

It removes also instantly the EventListener, so if you use the audio controls the user can mute or pause it and the music doesn't start again when he clicks somewhere else..

Solution 5 - Google Chrome

Just add this small script as depicted in

window.onload = function() {
  var context = new AudioContext();

Than this will work as you want:

<audio autoplay>
      <source src="hal_9000_sorry_dave.mp3">

Solution 6 - Google Chrome

The browsers have changed their privacy to autoplay video or audio due to Ads which is annoying. So you can just trick with below code.

You can put any silent audio in the iframe.

<iframe src="youraudiofile.mp3" type="audio/mp3" allow="autoplay" id="audio" style="display:none"></iframe>
<audio autoplay>
    <source src="youraudiofile.mp3" type="audio/mp3">

Just add an invisible iframe with an .mp3 as its source and allow="autoplay" before the audio element. As a result, the browser is tricked into starting any subsequent audio file. Or autoplay a video that isn’t muted.

Solution 7 - Google Chrome

You may simply use (.autoplay = true;) as following (tested on Chrome Desktop):

<audio id="audioID" loop> <source src="path/audio.mp3"  type="audio/mp3"></audio>

var myaudio = document.getElementById("audioID").autoplay = true;

If you need to add stop/play buttons:

<button onclick="play()" type="button">playbutton</button>
<button onclick="stop()" type="button">stopbutton</button>

<audio id="audioID" autoplay loop> <source src="path/audio.mp3"  type="audio/mp3"> 

var myaudio = document.getElementById("audioID");

function play() { 

function stop() {
return myaudio.pause(); 

If you want stop/play to be one single button:

<button onclick="PlayStop()" type="button">button</button>

<audio id="audioID" autoplay loop> <source src="path/audio.mp3"  type="audio/mp3"> 

var myaudio = document.getElementById("audioID");

function PlayStop() { 
return myaudio.paused ? : myaudio.pause();

If you want to display stop/play on the same button:

<button onclick="PlayStop()" type="button">Play</button>

<audio id="audioID" autoplay loop> <source src="path/audio.mp3"  type="audio/mp3"> 

var myaudio = document.getElementById("audioID");

function PlayStop() { 
if (elem.innerText=="Play") {
    elem.innerText = "Stop";
else {
    elem.innerText = "Play";
return myaudio.paused ? : myaudio.pause();

In some browsers audio may doesn't work correctly, so as a trick try adding iframe before your code:

<iframe src="dummy.mp3" allow="autoplay" id="audio" style="display:none"></iframe>

<button onclick="PlayStop()" type="button">Play</button>

<audio id="audioID" autoplay loop> <source src="path/audio.mp3"  type="audio/mp3"> 

var myaudio = document.getElementById("audioID");

function button() { 
if (elem.innerText=="Play") {
    elem.innerText = "Stop";
else {
    elem.innerText = "Play";
return myaudio.paused ? : myaudio.pause();

Solution 8 - Google Chrome

[EDIT @ Sep. 7, 2021]
Just received some downvotes few days ago and I guess I have to make it clear: this solution REQUIRES users to hover their mouse over the webpage to work. There's no way to play sound on chrome without user interaction as it's blocked on purpose. The internet is now filled with intimidating ads and no one wants their browser spamming sounds from ads whenever they visit a website.

[EDIT @ Dec. 22, 2021] I was a clown by spreading misinformation
Turns out some folks didn't grasp an important point of this method. You MUST enclose all parts in the <body> section with a <div>, as states below in the original description. This will NOT work on jsfiddle as it uses an embedded <iframe> document, which is exactly what Chrome is supposed to block.

[EDIT @ Dec. 24, 2021]
Turns out I was a clown. Chrome blocks autoplay whenever users land on a page under a domain different from the last page they visited. Here are some demo I made:

  • If you visit the autoplay demo through this link, it will work properly.
  • However, this direct link will not work as the target domain is different from this very page.

If you're OK with enclosing the whole HTML <body> with a <div> tag, here is my solution, which works on Chrome 88.0.4324.104 (the latest version as of Jan., 23, 2021).

First, add the audio section along with a piece of script shown below at the start of <body> section:

<audio id="divAudio">
   <source src="music.mp3" type="audio/mp3">

   var vAudio = document.getElementById("divAudio");
   var hasInit = false;
   function playMusic()
          hasInit = true;

Second, enclose your whole HTML <body> contents (excluding the inserted piece of code shown above) with a dummy section <div onmouseover="playMusic()">. If your HTML <body> contents are already enclosed by a global <div> section, then just add the onmouseover="playMusic()" tag in that <div>.

The solution works by triggering the playMusic() function by hovering over the webpage and tricks Chrome of "thinking" that the user has done something to play it. This solution also comes with the benefit that the piece of audio would only be played when the user is browsing that page.

Solution 9 - Google Chrome

Since 2020 this is a browser-related setting and cannot be enabled by html-code. The autoplay is blocked by default on most browsers. Here is where you can find it:

Firefox : where to enable/disable autoplay

Chrome : where to enable/disable autoplay

Solution 10 - Google Chrome

i used pixi.js and pixi-sound.js to achieve the auto play in chrome and firefox.


			url: 'audios/tuto.mp3',
			preload: true,
			loaded: function(err, sound) {;

			document.querySelector("#paused").addEventListener('click', function() {
			const paused = PIXI.sound.togglePauseAll();

			this.className = this.className.replace(/\b(on|off)/g, '');
			this.className += paused ? 'on' : 'off';




<button class="btn1 btn-lg off" id="paused">
	<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pause off"></span>
	<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-play on"></span>

it also works on mobile devices but user have to touch somewhere on the screen to trigger the sound.

Solution 11 - Google Chrome

Use iframe instead:

<iframe id="stream" src="YOUTSOURCEAUDIOORVIDEOHERE" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Solution 12 - Google Chrome

temp fix

$(document).on('click', "#buttonStarter", function(evt)
var context = new AudioContext();

Or use a custom player to trigger play

Note : Autoplay will be renabled in 31 December

Solution 13 - Google Chrome

I've been banging away at this today, and I just wanted to add a little curiosum that I discovered to the discussion.

Anyway, I've gone off of this:

<iframe src="silence.mp3" allow="autoplay" id="audio" style="display:none"></iframe>
<audio id="audio" autoplay>
  <source src="helloworld.mp3">


<audio id="myAudio" src="helloworld.mp3"></audio>
<script type="text/javascript">

And finally this, a "solution" that is somewhat out of bounds if you'd rather just generate your own thing (which we do):

<script src=''></script>
<input onclick='responsiveVoice.speak("Hello World");' type='button' value='Play' />

The discovery I've made and also the truly funny (strange? odd? ridiculous?) part is that in the case of the former two, you can actually beat the system by giving f5 a proper pounding; if you hit refresh repetetively very rapidly (some 5-10 times ought to do the trick), the audio will autoplay and then it will play a few times upon a sigle refresh only to return to it's evil ways. Fantastic!

In the announcement from Google it says that for media files to play "automatically", an interaction between the user and the site must have taken place. So the best "solution" that I've managed to come up with thus far is to add a button, rendering the playing of files less than automatic, but a lot more stable/reliable.

Solution 14 - Google Chrome

Solution without using iframe, or javascript:

<embed src="silence.mp3" type="audio/mp3" autostart="true" hidden="true">
        <audio id="player" autoplay controls><source src="source/audio.mp3" type="audio/mp3"></audio>

With this solution, the open/save dialog of Internet Explorer is also avoided." type="audio/mp3" autostart="true" hidden="true">

Solution 15 - Google Chrome

I thought I would add what I found that will work for our solution. We will be hosting a site in our domain and we can add that site to Chrome's settings to allow auto-play.

I understand why autoplay is usually a little onerous but in this case for our organization it made sense to allow it.

The location in Chrome to allow autoplay by URL is: chrome://settings/content/sound?search=sound

In development with ASP.NET Core MVC, I just added the word: Localhost and that got it working for me (*Note it needs to be added in the Chrome Browser Visual Studio opens automatically).

Solution 16 - Google Chrome

On adress bar click site settings, or for copy this address (localhost) and select allow on Sound chrome://settings/content/siteDetails?site=https%3A%2F%2Flocalhost

Solution 17 - Google Chrome

This little trick worked for me. I used a video tag instead. Auto played the video as muted and set the muted property to false on the window's load event.

<video autoplay loop muted>
    <source src="sample.mp3" />

    window.onload = function () {
        document.querySelector("video").muted = false;

Solution 18 - Google Chrome

You could use <iframe src="link/to/file.mp3" allow="autoplay">, if the origin has an autoplay permission. More info here.

Solution 19 - Google Chrome

Google changed their policies last month regarding auto-play inside Chrome. Please see this">announcement</a>;.

They do, however, allow auto-play if you are embedding a video and it is muted. You can add the muted property and it should allow the video to start playing.

<video autoplay controls muted>
  <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  <source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg">
  Your browser does not support the video tag.

Solution 20 - Google Chrome

I add controls attribute too tag audio, and simply hide it in CSS. And all works fine in Chrome.

<audio autoplay loop controls id="playAudio">
  <source src="audio/source.mp3">

Solution 21 - Google Chrome

The video tag can play audio as well. Given the audio tag doesn't seem to be behaving as it should be, you can just use the video tag for audio:

<video autoplay muted id="audio1" src="your.mp3" type="audio/mp3">
	Your browser does not support the <code>video</code> element.
	unmuteButton.addEventListener('click', function() 
			if ( unmuteButton.innerHTML == "unmute" )
				unmuteButton.innerHTML = "mute";
				audio1.muted = false; 
			} else {
				unmuteButton.innerHTML = "unmute";
				audio1.muted = true; 

Solution 22 - Google Chrome

The default HTML5 audio autoplay attribute is not working in chrome, but you can force audio autoplay using JavaScript. Try this:


This works for me.


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