How to Enable or Disable Global Media Controls in Google Chrome


Starting with Google Chrome 77, you can enable the Global Media Controls experimental flag that adds a Play button to the toolbar of Google Chrome.

Clicking on this Play button will open the Global Media Controls UI pop-up flyout that lists all your current media sessions along with Previous Play/Pause, and Next controls for each media session.

See also: Manage audio and video in Chrome with one click

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Global Media Controls feature in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.


EXAMPLE: Global Media Controls in Google Chrome




Here's How:

1 Open Google Chrome.

2 Copy and paste the link below into the address bar of Chrome, and press Enter.

chrome://flags/#global-media-controls

3 Select Default (same as enabled), Enabled, or Disabled for the Global Media Controls setting you want. (see screenshot below)

4 Click/tap on the Relaunch Now button at the bottom to apply.

Enable or Disable Global Media Controls in Google Chrome-chrome_global_media_controls.jpg


That's it,
Shawn