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MediaSession.playbackState

This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The playbackState property of the MediaSession interface indicates whether the current media session is playing.

Syntax

var playbackState = MediaSession.playbackState
MediaSession.playbackState = playbackState

Value

One of "none", "paused", or "playing".

Example

The following example sets up event handlers, for pausing and playing:

var audio = document.querrySelect("#player");
audio.src = "song.mp3";

navigator.mediaSession.setActionHandler('play', play);
navigator.mediaSession.setActionHandler('pause', pause);

function play() {
   audio.play();
   navigator.mediaSession.playbackState = "playing";
}

function pause() {
   audio.pause();
   navigator.mediaSession.playbackState = "Paused";
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Session Standard
The definition of 'playbackState' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support ? ? No support ?
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support 57 ? ? ? No support ?

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