How to Disable Autoplaying Videos in the Google Play Store on Android

Google Play Store on Android
Justin Duino

Anyone like automatic video playback? I know not. Google recently added autoplay videos to Play store on Android. Like with Netflix and Youtube, these can now be easily disabled from the Settings menu in the app. Here's how.

Start by launching the Play Store on your Android device. If you don't have a shortcut for the store on any of your home screens, you can swipe up to open the app drawer, then tap the app. 39; icon.

Tap the Google Play Store icon

Then select the hamburger icon in the upper left corner to open the overflow menu.

Hamburger menu icon from Google Play Store

Scroll halfway down the list and then tap on the "Settings" option.

Google Play Store Tap the Settings link

Select the "Automatic video playback" list under the "General" sub-section.

Google Play Store Tap Auto Play Videos

You can now choose between three options: automatically play videos at any time, automatically play videos over Wi-Fi only, and don't automatically play videos. Choose the third option if you don't want the Google Play Store to automatically play videos every time you open an app or movie list.

After making your selection, press the "Done" button to save the changes and be returned to the Settings menu.

Google Play Store Tap Don't automatically play videos, then select the Done button

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