MediaSession.metadata

Experimental: 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 checks for compatibility and creates a new media session with the relevant metadata:

if ('mediaSession' in navigator) {
  navigator.mediaSession.metadata = new MediaMetadata({
    title: 'Unforgettable',
    artist: 'Nat King Cole',
    album: 'The Ultimate Collection (Remastered)',
    artwork: [
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/96x96',   sizes: '96x96',   type: 'image/png' },
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/128x128', sizes: '128x128', type: 'image/png' },
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/192x192', sizes: '192x192', type: 'image/png' },
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/256x256', sizes: '256x256', type: 'image/png' },
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/384x384', sizes: '384x384', type: 'image/png' },
      { src: 'https://dummyimage.com/512x512', sizes: '512x512', type: 'image/png' },
    ]
  });

}

Specifications

Specification
Media Session Standard (Media Session)
# dom-mediasession-metadata

Browser compatibility

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