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How to turn off Xbox One video autoplay in Microsoft Store

The Xbox One's integrated Microsoft Store has undergone substantial changes since launch, recently bringing a full facelift to the console's digital marketplace. Updates have brought automatic video playback across store listings, which while a dynamic touch to browsing, can be equally frustrating. From loud trailer music, navigation woes, and slower load times, disabling these might be best for you.

Here's how to disable video autoplay on the Xbox One's digital Microsoft Store.

How to disable Xbox Store video autoplay

If autoplay videos aren't for you, disabling them on Xbox One is a simple switch away. Once disabled, the often-low-quality compressed videos will be replaced with high-resolution banners, meaning smoother and sharper store navigation. Follow the steps below to disable autoplay on the Microsoft Store:

  1. Visit the Xbox One Home menu.
  2. Press RB four times.
  3. Select Deals or open any other store category.

  1. Select the icon in the top right-hand of the screen.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Toggle the Play videos automatically switch.

Once autoplay videos are disabled, trailers and other media can still be accessed while browsing, further down each listing. To revert this change, follow the above steps, toggling the switch to its "On" state.

Let us know in the comments if you experience smoother browsing after disabling autoplay.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

6 Comments
  • Thank you so much for this tip! It has been bugging me ever since the update.
  • Yusss!!! Thank you :)
  • Thanks a lot. Hated that feature
  • Nice, this is genuinely useful. Now if they'd just let us turn off the swishing sound effects for navigation...
  • Awesome! I can't stand the autoplay LOUD videos. So annoying. My other issue is that it seems like all the user gameplay clips that used to be on each listing are gone? I used to use those to see what the actual gameplay looks like (which is sadly missing from an awful lot of trailers... half the time I have no idea what the game actually looks like from the trailer).
  • This what I like about the Xbox team, they make it nice and simple for everyone. The moronic work around I've had to resort to disable videos with edge and even firefox... even then it's temporary. As it appears to be an embedded script within the site's functionality (speaking generally as it happens on any site that uses auto play videos - poor scripting also means the damn audio plays even the browser is closed - have to end all browser processes to stop it). These auto play videos are so frustratingly distractive. Yet another factor to drive people towards using apps and smartphones.