How to Disable Autoplay and Control Sound on Samsung Internet?

Learn how to enable or disable the sound permissions on the Samsung Internet browser. You can also control the media autoplay and enable video assistant.

Websites that you open on Samsung Internet may use your Android Smartphones’ audio features to play audio. While this feature is helpful most of the time, for example when you decide to play any YouTube video or songs. But some websites can play advertisements videos with audios without the user’s consent.

Yesterday, I was browsing some news websites during office hours. While I was reading the news, the rest of the staff was busy working. I have opened several tabs and kept reading, but suddenly my smartphone started playing music. Everyone in my office started staring at me.

Somehow I have managed to turn off the music. However, I was unable to understand why music was playing. I have decided to check all the open tabs to find out what was the reason behind the playing music. I have found an advertisement video playing in the tab, I immediately closed that tab.

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This incident left me annoyed. I have done some research and found out that many news websites have embedded video codes that can trigger automatically when you visit those websites. Therefore, I have decided to block sound access on Samsung Internet.

Disable Media Autoplay on Samsung Internet

Autoplay is a key feature that every browser has embraced in recent times. With autoplay, you don’t have to play the next song on streaming sound, it will automatically start the next.

However, this feature is been misused by advertisement agencies to play video ads that often lead to embarrassment. Hence, it’s recommended to disable autoplay if you aren’t using it.

Here are the steps to disable media autoplay on Samsung Internet:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet app on your phone.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3bar icon for menu options list.
  3. Select the Settings menu.
    Samsung Settings menu
  4. Scroll to the Advanced section, and tap the Useful features menu.
    Useful features settings menu on Samsung Internet
  5. Disable the toggle button for Allow autoplay videos option.
    Allow or Disable the Autoplay videos in Samsung Internet

This will automatically stop all the autoplay triggers that an advertisement company has set. Unless you manually hit on the Play button, the media isn’t going to play.

Samsung Internet has a special feature known as Video Assistant that helps in watching the videos and enhance the controls.

Enable Video assistant and controls on Samsung Internet

You can read through the video assistant page to know the controls. You just need to enable the toggle button for the Video assistant to work for you.

Block Sound Access on Samsung Internet

Samsung Internet doesn’t have any inbuilt functionality to block sound access. However, you can do it under the smartphone’s Notification Settings menu.

Note: This sound permission settings may not be available on all android phones. Please check your device settings.

Here the steps to block sound access on Samsung Internet:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet app on your phone.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3bar icon for menu options list.
  3. Select the Settings menu.
    Samsung Settings menu
  4. Tap on the Sites and download menu, and select the Notification tab.
    Notification tab in Samsung Internet
  5. Tap on vertical 3dots icon for the options.
  6. Choose on the Notification settings from the list.
    Notification Settings menu option on Samsung InternetThis will open the phone settings.
  7. Toggle the Allow sound button and turn it OFF.
    Disable Allow Sound Permissions for Samsung Internet

Once you have applied the above steps, Samsung Internet won’t be able to play music. Unlike Google Chrome. Samsung doesn’t allow to block sound access for specific websites, which means once you have invoked the sound permission of the Samsung Internet no website will be able to play music.

Allow Sound Access in Samsung Internet

If you have blocked the sound access in Samsung Internet and later realizes the need to enable the sound access to watch videos or play music.

Here are the steps to allow sound access on Samsung Internet:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet app on your phone.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3bar icon for menu options list.
  3. Select the Settings menu.
    Samsung Settings menu
  4. Tap on the Sites and download menu, and select the Notification tab.
    Notification tab in Samsung Internet
  5. Tap on vertical 3dots icon for the options.
  6. Choose on the Notification settings from the list.
    Notification Settings menu option on Samsung InternetThis will open the phone settings.
  7. Turn ON the toggle button for Allow sound option.
    Enable Allow Sound toggle button for Samsung Browser

This will allow the sound access permission for the Samsung Internet browser. You can now play and listen to the audio on the Samsung browser.

Bottom Line: Samsung Internet Autoplay Settings

As mentioned earlier, Samsung Internet doesn’t have any functionality to enable allow or block websites to access sound. But still, you can invoke or allow sound access with the help of your smartphone settings. Perhaps the media autoplay settings will help in avoiding embarrassing moments in public places.

After I have blocked sound access, I can surf any websites without worrying about any disturbing sound playing. If any websites try to play sound they have to ask your permission before doing so. It saves me from a lot of embarrassments I have to face because of unwanted audio playing.

Related: How to Enable or Disable Sound Access to Chrome Android?

After reading this post, have you managed to allow or block sound access on Samsung Internet? Did you turn off the media autoplay feature on your browser?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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