RTCPeerConnection: removestream event

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.

The obsolete removestream event was sent to an RTCPeerConnection to inform it that a MediaStream had been removed from the connection. You can use the RTCPeerConnection interface's onremovestream property to set a handler for this event.

This is the counterpart to the addstream event, which is also obsolete.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface MediaStreamEvent
Event handler property RTCPeerConnection.onremovestream

Important: This 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, which caused a removestream event.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
removestream event
Chrome Full support 24Edge Full support 15Firefox No support 22 — 60IE No support NoOpera Full support 43Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 25Firefox Android No support 44 — 60Opera Android Full support 43Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 6.0


Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also