Play videos in the browser

Yandex browser for mobile can open video files with the following extensions: mp4, webm, ogv, x-m4v, wmv, HLS.

Flash video files are not supported.

Viewing videos

Skip forward/back

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 is only available for smartphones with OS Android 8.0 or higher.

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 (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Go to the More settings section.
  4. Enable Show video on top of other apps.

Video problems

Video lags

Try temporarily disabling all extensions, Turbo and energy saving modes, then clear the cache and cookies. Check whether you moved the browser cache to the memory card: if it was moved, try moving it back.

Turn off extensions
  1. Tap (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 (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Tap Turbo Mode.
  4. Move the switch to the Off position.
Disable power saving
  1. Tap (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Select 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 (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Select 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 (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Select 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 (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Select 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 may depend on your web connection speed. If it is inexplicably low, try disabling Turbo mode:

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

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