Playing 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.

View videos 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. Tap on the window to go back to viewing the video in the browser. You can drag he video window 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. Turn on these 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, Turbo mode, and power saving mode, then clear the cache and cookies. Check whether you moved your browser cache to a 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. Set the option to Off.
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 Power-saving settings, slide the option 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. Select Cache.
  6. Deselect 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. Turn on Website data.
  6. Turn off all the other options (if you only want to delete cookies).
  7. Tap Clear data.
  8. Confirm deletion.
Move 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 Advanced.
  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 internet connection speed. If it is inexplicably low, turn off 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. Set the option to Off.

I can't disable video autoplay when going to a site

When you go to certain sites, videos start playing automatically. Unfortunately, there is no way to prohibit video autoplay on sites.

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