Play videos in the browser

Yandex Browser for Mobile can open video files with the following extensions: MP4, WEBM, OGV, X-M4V, WMV, and HLS.

Flash video files are not supported.

Viewing videos

Fast forward/rewind

To skip 10 seconds forward or back, tap twice on the right or left edge of the video, respectively.

View the video on top of apps
Note. This feature isn't available to all users because it's still in development.

If you switch to a different app when viewing a full-screen video in your browser, the video will appear in a small window on top of the other app. If you tap on the window, you are back viewing the video in the browser. The video window can be dragged to any part of your smartphone screen.

To enable this feature:

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Go to the Video section.
  4. Enable the following options:
    • Show on top of other applications: When you exit full-screen mode, the video continues in a separate window.
    • Show video when leaving the tab: When you switch to another browser tab or other app, the video continues in a separate window.

Video problems

Video lags

Try temporarily disabling extensions and Turbo and energy saving modes, then clear the cache and cookies. Check whether you moved the browser cache to the memory card. If you did, move it back.

Turn off extensions
  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Extensions.
  3. Find the extension in the list and set the switch to Off.
Disable Turbo mode
  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Turbo Mode.
  4. Move the switch to the Off position.
Disable power saving
  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Power saving mode.
  4. In the Power-saving settings field, switch the slider to the left to Off.
Clear the cache
  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Go to the Privacy section.
  4. Tap Clear data.
  5. Enable the Cache option.
  6. Disable all the other options (if you only want to delete the browser cache).
  7. Tap Clear data.
  8. Confirm deletion.
Clear cookies
  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Go to the Privacy section.
  4. Tap Clear data.
  5. Enable Website data.
  6. Disable all the other options (if you only want to delete cookies).
  7. Tap Clear data.
  8. Confirm deletion.
Get browser cache back from the memory card
  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Go to the More settings section.
  4. If the option Store cache on SD card is enabled, disable it.

Low video quality

The quality of video playback usually depends on your web connection speed. If it is inexplicably low, disable Turbo mode:

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Turbo Mode.
  4. Move the switch to the Off position.

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