HTMLMediaElement.controls

The HTMLMediaElement.controls property reflects the controls HTML attribute, which controls whether user interface controls for playing the media item will be displayed.

Syntax

var ctrls = video.controls;
audio.controls = true;

Value

A Boolean. A value of true means controls will be displayed.

Example

var obj = document.createElement('video');
obj.controls = true;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.controls' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.controls' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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