Steam, the beloved platform for buying, downloading, and playing video games, continually enhances the user experience with a myriad of features. One such feature, autoplaying videos on the store page, can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your preference. While it allows users to have a quick glance at the game’s graphics and gameplay, it may also consume unnecessary data or be a source of unwanted noise. If you prefer to control when videos play, you might be wondering how to disable this feature. Here’s a simple guide on how to do it.
Steps to Disable Autoplay on Steam
- Open Steam: Navigate to the Steam application on your desktop or taskbar and click on it to open. If you’re using a web browser, simply type ‘store.steampowered.com’ into the address bar and press enter.
- Access the Store Page: Once Steam opens, click on the ‘STORE’ option located at the top of the screen. This will take you to the store page where various games are displayed.
- Hover Over a Video: Find a game with a video on its store page. Move your cursor and hover over the video. This action will reveal several options at the bottom of the video.
- Locate the Autoplay Box: At the bottom of the video player, you will see the play button and the volume icon. Just next to the volume slider, there’s a little box with the text, “Autoplay videos.”
- Disable Autoplay: Click on the box that says “Autoplay videos”. Doing so will add an ‘X’ to the box, indicating that autoplay has been disabled.
Note on Cookies/Cache
Please remember that if you clear your cookies or cache, this option will reset back to the default ON setting. So, you will need to repeat the above steps to disable autoplay next time you clear your cache or cookies.
That’s all there is to it! Disabling autoplay videos on Steam’s store page is a simple process that takes just a few clicks. With this change, you now have the freedom to decide when to play a video on a game’s store page, allowing for a more personalized browsing experience on the platform. Whether you’re trying to save data, avoid unexpected noise, or simply prefer having control over video playback, this adjustment can make your Steam experience even better.