This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The kind readonly property of the MediaDeviceInfo interface returns an enumerated value, that is either "videoinput", "audioinput" or "audiooutput".


var kind = MediaDeviceInfo.kind


A DOMString.


Specification Status Comment
Media Capture and Streams
The definition of 'kind' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support551 Yes39 No ?2 No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support551551 Yes39 ?2 No ?

1. For earlier versions, this interface is available through the adapter.js polyfill

2. This interface is available in Opera through the adapter.js polyfill.

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