Stop autoplay videos
Some websites—and others who provide those sites with content, including advertisers—automatically play video when you visit their site. Muting tabs and windows is a quick and temporary solution, but you can permanently block video for an individual website or for all websites.
Block video for the currently displayed website
Choose Safari > Settings for This Website.
You can also Control-click in the Smart Search field, then choose Settings for This Website.
Hold the pointer to the right of Auto-Play, then click the pop-up menu and choose an option:
Allow All Auto-Play: Lets videos on this website play automatically.
Stop Media with Sound: Blocks autoplay for videos that contain audio, but allows other videos to play.
Never Auto-Play: Blocks autoplay for all videos on this website.
Block video for all websites
Choose Safari > Preferences, then click Websites.
Click Auto-Play in the list on the left.
Do one of the following:
Choose settings for a website in the list: Select the website on the right, then choose the option you want for it.
Choose settings for all websites that aren’t currently customized: Click the “When visiting other websites” pop-up menu, then choose an option.
You can see websites you’ve customized under Configured Websites. If you don’t see Configured Websites, either you haven’t customized a website yet, or you’ve cleared the list.
Choose settings for all websites: Make sure no websites are listed under Configured Websites (to clear the list quickly, select the websites, then click Remove). Click the “When visiting other websites” pop-up menu, then choose an option.