MediaDeviceInfo.label

The label readonlyinline property of the MediaDeviceInfo interface returns a DOMString, that is a label describing this device (for example "External USB Webcam"). Only available during active MediaStream use, or when persistent permissions have been granted.

Syntax

var label = MediaDeviceInfo.label;

Value

A DOMString which describes the media device. For security reasons, the label is always an empty string ("") if the user has not obtained permission to use at least one media device, either by starting a stream from the microphone or camera, or by persistent permissions being granted.

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 55
Notes
Full support 55
Notes
Notes For earlier versions, this interface is available through the adapter.js polyfill
Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 39IE No support NoOpera ?
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Notes
Notes This interface is available in Opera through the adapter.js polyfill.
Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 55
Notes
Full support 55
Notes
Notes For earlier versions, this interface is available through the adapter.js polyfill
Chrome Android Full support 55
Notes
Full support 55
Notes
Notes For earlier versions, this interface is available through the adapter.js polyfill
Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 39Opera Android ?
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Notes
Notes This interface is available in Opera through the adapter.js polyfill.
Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

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See implementation notes.
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