The seekable read-only property of the HTMLMediaElement returns a TimeRanges object that contains the time ranges that the user is able to seek to, if any.


var seekable = audioOrVideo.seekable;


A TimeRanges object.





Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.
Media Source Extensions
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement extensions, like for seekable' in that specification.
Recommendation Specifies a new algorithm for returning the seekable time range of a media element whose source is a MediaSource object.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 8.0 (8.0) 9 ? ?
Using seekable along with MSE 23 (Yes) 25.0 (25.0)[1]
42.0 (42.0)
11[2] 15 8
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 8.0 (8.0) (Yes) ? ? ?
Using seekable along with MSE 4.4.4 (Yes)

No support

No support 11 30 No support

[1] Available after switching the about:config preference media.mediasource.enabled to true. In addition, support was limited to a whitelist of sites, for example YouTube, Netflix, and other popular streaming sites. The whitelist was removed and Media Source Extensions was enabled by default in 42+ for all sites.

[2] Only works on Windows 8+.

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