How to turn off Xbox One video autoplay in Microsoft Store
Disable Xbox One video autoplay

Disabling video autoplay in the Microsoft Store can mean faster, distraction-free browsing.

When you browse the Xbox One Store on the console, promotional videos will automatically play by default when you open the dedicated store page for a game. Sometimes these videos and trailers provide useful information about the game to guide your purchasing decision, but auto playing videos with sound are almost never a good thing, especially if your TV volume is raised and you’re not expecting a video to autoplay.

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.
  4. Select the … (three dots) icon in the top right-hand of the screen.
  5. From the menu that appears, select Settings.
  6. Find the option labeled Play videos automatically and toggle it off. 
  7. After you turn Xbox Store video autoplay off, you’ll see a game’s artwork in the background of its store page instead of the autoplaying video. You can always manually play these videos by simply selecting them from the Trailers or Game Clips section of the game’s page.

The steps above are for the Xbox One family of consoles only: the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X. These don’t apply to the Xbox 360, Windows-based Xbox app, or web-based Xbox marketplace interface.

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.