MediaSession.metadata

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

The metadata property of the MediaSession interface contains a MediaMetadata object  providing descriptive information about the currently playing media, or null if the metadata has not been set. This metadata is provided by the browser to the device for presentation in any standard media control user interface the device might offer.

Syntax

var mediaMetadata = navigator.mediaSession.metadata;
navigator.mediaSession.metadata = mediaMetadata;

Value

An instance of MediaMetadata containing information about the media currently being played.

Example

The following example creates a new media session and assigns action handlers to it:

if ('mediaSession' in navigator){
  navigator.mediaSession.metadata = new MediaMetadata({
    title: "Podcast Episode Title",
    artist: "Podcast Host",
    album: "Podcast Name",
    artwork: [{src: "podcast.jpg"}]
  });
  navigator.mediaSession.setActionHandler('play', function() {});
  navigator.mediaSession.setActionHandler('pause', function() {});
  navigator.mediaSession.setActionHandler('seekbackward', function() {});
  navigator.mediaSession.setActionHandler('seekforward', function() {});
  navigator.mediaSession.setActionHandler('previoustrack', function() {});
  navigator.mediaSession.setActionHandler('nexttrack', function() {});
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Session Standard
The definition of 'MediaSession.metadata' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
metadata
ExperimentalNon-standard
Chrome Full support 73Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera No support NoSafari ? WebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 57Firefox Android ? Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.