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HTML | DOM Audio controls Property

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The Audio controls property is used for setting or returning whether audio should display standard audio controls or not. The <audio> controls attribute is reflected by this property.
The audio controls included in the property are:

  1. Play
  2. Pause
  3. Seeking
  4. Volume


  • Return the control property:
  • Set the control property:
    audioObject.controls = true|false

Property Values:

  1. true|false: It is used to specify whether an audio should have controls displayed, or not.
  2. Return Values: It returns a Boolean that is true if audio controls are displayed, otherwise it returns false. By Default, it is set to false.

Below program illustrates the Audio controls Property:
Example: Enabling controls for audio.

<!DOCTYPE html>
        Audio controls Property
<body style="text-align: center">
    <h1 style="color: green">
    <h2 style="font-family: Impact">
      Audio controls Property
    <audio id="Test_Audio" 
           controls autoplay>
        <source src="sample1.ogg"
        <source src="sample1.mp3" 
    <p>To enable controls, double click
      the "Enable Controls" button.</p>
    <p>To check status of controls, double
      click the "Check Status" button.</p>
    <button ondblclick="Enable_Audio()">
      Enable Controls
    <button ondblclick="Check_Audio()">
      Check Status
    <p id="test"></p>
        var a = document.getElementById("Test_Audio");
        function Enable_Audio() {
            a.controls = true;
        function Check_Audio() {


  • Before clicking the button:
  • After clicking the button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML | DOM Audio controls Property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Apple Safari

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Last Updated : 21 Feb, 2022
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