How to turn off AutoPlay on YouTube

Updated: 05/13/2019 by Computer Hope

When users watch a YouTube video, by default, the next suggested video starts as soon as the current one finishes. To keep additional videos from playing automatically, follow the steps below.


Depending on your browser settings, the AutoPlay option may be re-enabled automatically by YouTube and require you to disable it again every few days or weeks.

How to turn off AutoPlay on YouTube

  1. Open YouTube and find any video to play.
  2. Above and to the right of the list of suggested videos to play next, labeled as Up next, find the AutoPlay toggle switch.
  3. Make sure the AutoPlay toggle switch is toggled to the left, as shown below.

YouTube AutoPlay setting