How to Disable Autoplaying Videos in the Microsoft Store

Ben Stegner 15-11-2017

The Microsoft Store, formerly Windows Store, is where Microsoft wants you to download Modern apps, movies, and more. While many people don’t bother with it, there are some solid Windows Store apps worth checking out 10 Windows Store Apps You Didn't Know Existed Big names have finally entered the Windows Store. You might not realize just how good it's become. Let us show you what you've missed. Read More .


With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update came the rebranding of the shop to the Microsoft Store. But it also includes annoying auto-playing videos, usually on game and app pages. Just like on social media and mobile sites, these videos are a pain How to Mute Sites With Autoplaying Videos If you find yourself visiting a lot of pages with intrusive autoplaying videos and simply want to put a stop to it, these tools can lend a helping hand. Read More .

If you don’t realize that your volume is on, you could end up blasting by mistake. Plus, you probably don’t want to immediately pause a video every time you check out a new game. And playing videos will consume data — a concern if you’re on a limited data plan.

Thankfully, the latest version of the Store lets you disable video autoplay.

How to Disable Autoplaying Videos in the Microsoft Store

  1. Open the Microsoft Store app.
  2. Select the three-dot Menu button and choose Settings.
  3. Toggle the slider under Video Autoplay to Off.

How to Disable Autoplaying Videos in the Microsoft Store Disable Microsoft Store Video Auto play

If you don’t see this option (and the app is still called Windows Store for you), then you don’t have the latest version yet. You’ll have to wait until the update comes to you, but it doesn’t hurt to check Windows Update for the latest updates. If you’re impatient, you can upgrade to the Fall Creators Update if you dare Do This Before Every Windows 10 Update or Installation Windows 10 gets major updates twice a year, plus monthly updates. We show you what you should do before running Windows Update. Now Patch Tuesday can come! Read More .


Do you hate auto-playing videos? How often do you browse the Store in Windows 10? Share your thoughts with us down below!

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Related topics: Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Store.

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