How to Enable Global Media Controls button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft is working to bring Global Media Controls to the Edge Chromium browser. At the moment, the feature is under development. With the help of this feature, users will be able to control all active media sessions in the browser right from the single flyout.

How to Enable Global Media Controls button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

When this feature is enabled, you will see a play icon on the Edge extension area, clicking on it will show you a list of all the media sessions running in the browser, from there you can control your media sessions. You can play or pause just by making a single click.

How to Enable Global Media Controls button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

The flyout will be available in the Edge extension area as a button. You can check the following gif for clear illustrations.

Enable Global Media Playback Button in Microsoft Edge

As of writing this blog post, the feature is under development and you need to enable it manually using the experimental feature. Here go the steps:

1. Download and install the Stable version of Microsoft Edge Chromium.

2. Next, you need to head over to the following flag address: edge://flags/#global-media-controls

3. Using the drop-down change the settings from Default to Enabled.

How to Enable Global Media Controls button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

4. Click on the Restart button to apply the changes.

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