Stable Samsung Internet app updated with autoplay video control and more
Samsung has pushed an update for the Samsung Internet app today, bringing the new features from the latest beta release to the stable version of the browser. The highlight of the update is the ability to prevent one of the most annoying aspects of the modern web: autoplaying videos. You also get some smaller new functionality, such as being able to pause and resume downloading of images when using the Save all images on this page option (which shows up when you tap and hold on any image in a website).
The Allow autoplay videos toggle in the Useful features section, once disabled, stops videos from autoplaying on every site that you visit. The beta version of the app also disabled GIFs from playing, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with the stable version. Other new features in the update include a QR code reader (also accessible from the Useful features section), a notification manager (in the Sites and downloads section of the app settings) that collects all notifications sent by the browser even after they’ve been dismissed from the notification shade, and the ability to rename shortcuts to websites before placing them on the home screen.
The new Samsung Internet update — to version 9.4.00.45 — is only available on Google Play at the moment, but owners of Galaxy devices should see the update on the Galaxy Store sooner or later. You can also download the newest version of the app from our APK database and install it on your device manually if you don’t see the update on either app store yet.