The ::cue CSS pseudo-element matches WebVTT cues within a selected element. This can be used to style captions and other cues in media with VTT tracks.

Only a small subset of CSS properties can be used with the ::cue pseudo-element:

The properties are applied to the entire set of cues as if they were a single unit. The only exception is that background and its shorthand properties apply to each cue individually, to avoid creating boxes and obscuring unexpectedly large areas of the media.

Syntax

::cue | ::cue( <selector> )

Example

The following CSS sets the cue style so that the text is white and the background is a translucent black box.

::cue {
  color: #fff;
  background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.6);
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebVTT: The Web Video Text Tracks Format Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support (Yes) ?551 No ? ?
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support ? ? ?55 No ? ?

1. Firefox currently does not support a parameter on ::cue.

See also

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