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

The MimeTypeArray interface returns an array of MimeType instances, each of which contains information about a supported browser plugins. This object is returned by NavigatorPlugins.mimeTypes.


The number of items in the array.


Returns the MimeType object with the specified index.
Returns the MimeType object with the specified name.


The following example tests whether a plugin is available for the application/pdf mime type and if so, which plugin that is.

var mimeTypes = navigator.MimeType;
var flashPlugin = mimeTypes['video/x-flv'];
if (typeof flashPlugin === "undefined") {
  var vid = document.createElement('video');
  // Use vid.canPlayType() to test for a supported mime type.
} else {
  // Notify the user that flash is being deprecated and they
  //   should upgrade their browser.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'MimeTypeArray' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes ?1 ? Yes ?
item591 ?1 ? Yes ?
length Yes ?1 ? Yes ?
namedItem591 ?1 ? Yes ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes ?4 Yes ? Yes
item591591 ?4 Yes ? Yes
length Yes Yes ?4 Yes ? Yes
namedItem591591 ?4 Yes ? Yes

1. Prior to version 59, method parameters were optional

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