HTMLMediaElement: play event

The play event is fired when the paused property is changed from true to false, as a result of the play method, or the autoplay attribute.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Target Element
Default Action None
Event handler property GlobalEventHandlers.onplay
Specification HTML5 media

Examples

These examples add an event listener for the HTMLMediaElement's play event, then post a message when that event handler has reacted to the event firing.

Using addEventListener():

const video = document.querySelector('video');

video.addEventListener('play', (event) => {
  console.log('The Boolean paused property is now false. Either the ' + 
  'play() method was called or the autoplay attribute was toggled.');
});

Using the onplay event handler property:

const video = document.querySelector('video');

video.onplay = (event) => {
  console.log('The Boolean paused property is now false. Either the ' + 
  'play() method was called or the autoplay attribute was toggled.');
};

Specifications

Specification Status
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'play media event' in that specification.
Living Standard
HTML5
The definition of 'play media event' in that specification.
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