RTCPeerConnection.removeStream()

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.

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

The RTCPeerConnection.removeStream() method removes a MediaStream as a local source of audio or video. If the negotiation already happened, a new one will be needed for the remote peer to be able to use it. Because this method has been deprecated, you should instead use removeTrack() if your target browser versions have implemented it.

If the signalingState is set to "closed", an InvalidStateError is raised. If the signalingState is set to "stable", the event negotiationneeded is sent on the RTCPeerConnection.

Syntax

RTCPeerConnection.removeStream(mediaStream);

Parameters

mediaStream
A MediaStream specifying the stream to remove from the connection.

Return value

undefined.

Example

var pc, videoStream;
navigator.getUserMedia({video: true}, function(stream) {
  pc = new RTCPeerConnection();
  videoStream = stream;
  pc.addStream(stream);
}
document.getElementById("closeButton").addEventListener("click", function(event) {
  pc.removeStream(videoStream);
  pc.close();
}, false);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers
The definition of 'RTCPeerConnection.removeStream()' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 56Edge Full support 15Firefox Full support 22IE ? Opera Full support 43
Notes
Full support 43
Notes
Notes Promise based version.
No support 37 — 43
Safari ? WebView Android Full support 56Chrome Android Full support 56Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 44Opera Android Full support 43
Notes
Full support 43
Notes
Notes Promise based version.
No support 37 — 43
Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See also

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