MediaQueryList.media

The media read-only property of the MediaQueryList interface is a DOMString representing a serialized media query.

Syntax

var media = MediaQueryList.media;

Value

A DOMString representing a serialized media query.

Examples

This example runs the media query (max-width: 600px) and  displays the value of the resulting MediaQueryList's media property in a <span>.

JavaScript

let mql = window.matchMedia('(max-width: 600px)');

document.querySelector(".mq-value").innerText = mql.media;

The JavaScript code simply passes the media query to match into matchMedia() to compile it, then sets the <span>'s innerText to the value of the results' media property.

HTML

<span class="mq-value"></span>

A simple <span> to receive the output.

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM) View Module
The definition of 'media' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
mediaChrome Full support 9Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 6IE Full support 10Opera Full support 12.1Safari Full support 5.1WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 5Samsung Internet Android ?

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