The Navigator.mediaDevices read-only property returns a MediaDevices object, which provides access to connected media input devices like cameras and microphones, as well as screen sharing.


var mediaDevices = navigator.mediaDevices;

Return value

The MediaDevices singleton object. Usually, you just use this object's members directly, such as by calling navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia().


Specification Status Comment
Media Capture and Streams
The definition of 'NavigatorUserMedia.mediaDevices' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 51.0 (Yes) 36.0 (36.0) (Yes) (Yes) No support No support
Feature Android Android Webview Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support No support (Yes) 36.0 (36.0) 36.0 (36.0) No support No support No support No support

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