Fixes: Safari not Playing Videos on Mac [2022]

So, We are here with some solutions that will clarify why Safari not Playing Videos on Mac. Also, these solutions will help you to fix Safari Video Playing issues.

When someone buys a Windows Laptop, the first thing he does after setting up Hello and account registrations is download Google Chrome.

But when someone purchases a Macbook, he uses Safari for a While. Because Safari is a good browser not matchable to Chrome but it is just good.

Safari is the stock Browser on macOS. Developed and maintained by Apple Inc and they recommend Safari too.

You know Safari lacks some things that Google Chrome doesn’t. It is not so much in detail and its lags sometimes. the user interface is complicated for beginners.

One factor where Safari Completely Sucks is playing the videos. One of the most common errors that occurs usually in Safari is Video stuck while playing.

Well, it is not sure that there is a general bug in safari on your device that is missing.

How to fix Safari not Playing Videos on Mac

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Let’s start the Guide with a basic solution that is highly recommended. Here are the steps to force quit and restart the Safari browser

  1. Force Quite and Reboot Safari on Mac

    1. Click the Apple apple logo icon in the menu bar on your Mac.

    2. Select the Force Quit option that appeared on the drop-down menu.

    3. Select the Safari app from the list of apps that you want to force shutdown.

    4. Click the Force Quit button.

    Now relaunch the Safari Browser from your App drawer.

    Play the video again and check if the Video is playing smoothly or it is still a mess.

  2. Enable Javascript

    I know it is a bit technical solution but Javascript is a must for playing the video on Safari. It can be the main reason behind the Safari not Playing Videos on Mac.

    1. Launch the Safari on your MacBook or macOS computer.

    2. Select Safari from the menubar option that appears.

    3. Choose the Preferences option under the Safari menu.

    4. Move to the Security tab within the Preferences.

    5. Tick Mark the Checkbox to Enable JavaScript.

    Play the video again and check if the Video is playing smoothly or it is still a mess.

  3. Check Browser Extensions

    Extensions are the biggest factor for why we love Google Chrome, No other browser can manage extension easily than Google Chrome.

    Safari is not so good in extension matters. Browser extensions can also be misbehaving or intentionally blocking the videos.

    Follow these steps to check conflicting browser extensions in the Safari browser.

    1. Launch the Safari browser on your computer.

    2. Click on the Preferences option from the menu bar.

    3. It will open the Preferences window, switch to the Extensions tab.

    4. A list of extensions installed on the Safari browser will open in front of you.

    5. Deselect all the extensions that you want to block.

    6. Turn off all the extensions, check for video playback.

    Repeat the process and keep disabling the extensions and enabling the previous one by one to know for sure which extension is messing with Safari.

  4. Clear the Browser Cache

    1. Launch the Apple Safari browser and click on the Safari menu.

    2. Select the Preferences sub-menu and then the Advanced tab.

    3. Enable the check box of the Show Develop menu in the menu.

    4. Click on the Develop menu and select Empty Caches from the drop-down menu.

Wrapping Up

The best solution to this problem is you need to download the latest version of Google Chrome. Somehow if you managed to fix Safari not Playing Videos on Mac, it will come again in the future.

In the future, you will have to download Google Chrome. Because I am pretty sure at the end Google Chrome will be the final option. For daily browsing searching, for streaming Google Chrome is the best.

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