Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

Warning: The removestream event has been removed from the WebRTC specification in favor of the existing removetrack event on the remote MediaStream and the corresponding MediaStream.onremovetrack event handler property of the remote MediaStream. The RTCPeerConnection API is now track-based, so having zero tracks in the remote stream is equivalent to the remote stream being removed and the old removestream event.

The RTCPeerConnection.onremovestream event handler is a property containing the code to execute when the removestream event, of type MediaStreamEvent, is received by this RTCPeerConnection. Such an event is sent when a MediaStream is removed from this connection.


peerconnection.onremovestream = function;


  • function is the name of a user-defined function, without the () suffix or any parameters, or an anonymous function declaration, such as function(event) {...}. An event handler always has one single parameter, containing the event, here of type MediaStreamEvent.


pc.onremovestream = function(ev) { alert("onremovestream event detected!"); };

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