HTML | DOM Audio networkState Property

The Audio networkState property is used to return the current network state of the audio.



Return Value: The Audio networkState returns a number which may have the following values:

  • 0 = NETWORK_EMPTY: It states that the audio has not yet been initialized.
  • 1 = NETWORK_IDLE: It states that the audio is active and has selected a resource, but is not using the network.
  • 2 = NETWORK_LOADING: It states that the browser is downloading data.
  • 3 = NETWORK_NO_SOURCE: It states that no audio source is found.

Below program illustrates the Audio networkState Property in HTML DOM:

Example: Getting the current network state of the audio.





<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML Audio DOM networkState Property
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <h1 style="color:green;">
    <h2 style="font-family: Impact;">
        Audio networkState Property
    <audio id="Test_Audio" controls>
        <source src="gfg.ogg" type="audio/ogg">
        <source src="gfg.mp3" type="audio/mpeg">
        For knowing the network state of the
        audio, double click the "Return Network
        State" button.
    <button ondblclick="MyAudio()" type="button">
        Return Network State
    <p id="test"></p>
    function MyAudio() { 
        var a = 
        document.getElementById("test").innerHTML = a;



  • Before Clicking the button:
  • After clicking the button

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by DOM Audio networkState property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Opera
  • Apple Safari


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