HTMLTrackElement: cuechange event

The cuechange event fires when a TextTrack has changed the currently displaying cues. The event is fired on both the TextTrack and the HTMLTrackElement in which it's being presented, if any.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Event handler property GlobalEventHandlers.oncuechange


On the TextTrack

You can set up a listener for the cuechange event on a TextTrack using the addEventListener() method:

track.addEventListener('cuechange', function () {
  let cues = track.activeCues;  // array of current cues

Or you can just set the oncuechange event handler property:

track.oncuechange = function () {
  let cues = track.activeCues; // array of current cues

On the track element

The underlying TextTrack, indicated by the track property, receives a cuechange event every time the currently-presented cue is changed. This happens even if the track isn't associated with a media element.

If the track is associated with a media element, using the <track> element as a child of the <audio> or <video> element, the cuechange event is also sent to the HTMLTrackElement.

let textTrackElem = document.getElementById("texttrack");

textTrackElem.addEventListener("cuechange", (event) => {
  let cues =;

In addition, you can use the oncuechange event handler:

let textTrackElem = document.getElementById("texttrack");

textTrackElem.oncuechange = (event) => {
  let cues =;


HTML Standard (HTML)
# event-media-cuechange

Browser compatibility

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See also