Chrome Support of the SharePoint 2013 Media Webpart

As of this month, Chrome has disabled, by default, NPAPI plugins. This means plugins, such as Silverlight and Flash, will no longer work by default. This include the SharePoint 2013 Silverlight-enabled Media Webpart.

Chrome does have a workaround to re-enable NPAPI plugins, which you can find on their NPAPI deprecation developer guide. This can be done by navigating to chrome://flags/#enable-npapi, or via Enterprise Policies.

Support NPAPI plugins will be permanently removed as of September 2015; Silverlight and other NPAPI plugins will not function at all with no workaround available. It will be up to developers, such as Microsoft to support HTML5 standards and Chrome Extensions in place of NPAPI plugins.

Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP who specializes in SharePoint Server administration, hybrid scenarios, and SharePoint Online. He has been working with SharePoint for 16 years from SharePoint 2003 on up, managing environments with terabytes of content for 150,000+ user organizations. Trevor is an author of Deploying SharePoint 2016 and Deploying SharePoint 2019. You can find him on Twitter and in /r/sharepoint.