How to disable autoplay videos feature on Android

Google Discover: Disable autoplay videos feature on Android

Discover Google is a feed carefully curated by Google to deliver articles and videos to mobile devices. It provides users with personalized content through searches and related stories. This can be a great tool for users who want to have daily news and recognizable content on them Android smartphones with just a swipe to the left from the home screen.

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Google Discover pushes a variety of news and stories to the Google search app, and you can customize the Discover feed by adding your interests. It aims to help users find content online that reflects their interests, and each Google Discover feed is personalized for each user.

Videos in Google Discover
Google Discover is mainly used as a news feed as it finds new and useful articles on all topics that your device thinks are relevant to you. In addition to those articles, you can find YouTube videos that may be of interest to you, whether they are displayed as full cards or in a carousel similar to Google Stories.

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If you find one of these videos on Google Discover, you may notice that the YouTube video shown starts playing right away. The app gives you a preview of the YouTube video even though you haven’t started it yet.

Switch off play video automatically at Google Discover
There may be times when you just don’t want to see these autoplay previews as you scroll through your feed. For that, Google gives users the option to always disable this feature. After the feature is turned off, Google Discover displays YouTube videos that look like static cards.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to disable video autoplay in Google Discover on Android:


Swipe left on your Android smartphone’s home screen to launch Discover Google.


Tap your profile pictureavailable in the top right corner.


Go to the Institutions tab.


Select the General option.


Then tap the Play video previews automatically option.


Select the Never option to completely disable video autoplay.


You can also choose Only on Wi-Fi if you want the video to play automatically when using Wi-Fi only.