Google Chrome plans to track your multimedia playback history

Over the past few months, Google has been enriching Chrome’s capabilities to provide users with a better multimedia playback experience. In December, Chrome introduced new multimedia controls to support Chromecast, and early last month, Google tested a new picture-in-picture button at the Multimedia Control Center. Now Google is ready to add a new feature to help you track your multimedia playback history in your browser.

Google Chrome plans to track your multimedia playback history

Recently, in Chromium Gerrit,media found a series of submissions with the “media-history” label. As the name implies, this feature will give you easy access to your media playback history, just as you currently access your browser history. This feature is currently being tested and enabled with chrome: /rflags.media-history.

As with your browser’s history, this feature gives you the option to remove media URLs from your media history, which will be automatically deleted when you delete an item from Chrome History.

So far, the basic web interface for this feature is in chrome://media-history, but has not yet been made available to users. However, Google is likely to continue iterating on this UI and roll out media history as a separate page. In addition, Google is likely to integrate new features into Chrome history as a separate list.