::cue

The ::cue CSS pseudo-element matches WebVTT cues within a selected element. This can be used to style captions and other cues in media with VTT tracks.

::cue {
  color: yellow;
  font-weight: bold;
}

Permitted properties

Rules whose selectors include this element may only use the following CSS properties:

The properties are applied to the entire set of cues as if they were a single unit. The only exception is that background and its longhand properties apply to each cue individually, to avoid creating boxes and obscuring unexpectedly large areas of the media.

Syntax

::cue | ::cue( <selector> )

Example

The following CSS sets the cue style so that the text is white and the background is a translucent black box.

::cue {
  color: #fff;
  background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.6);
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebVTT: The Web Video Text Tracks Format
The definition of '::cue' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
::cueChrome Full support 26Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 55
Notes
Full support 55
Notes
Notes From Firefox 69, only allowed properties apply to the ::cue pseudo-element with no argument. See Permitted properties for a list of the allowed properties.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 15Safari Full support 6.1WebView Android Full support ≤37Chrome Android Full support 26Firefox Android Full support 55Opera Android Full support 14Safari iOS Full support 6.1Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.5
::cue(<selector>)Chrome Full support 26Edge Full support 79Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 15Safari Full support 6.1WebView Android Full support ≤37Chrome Android Full support 26Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 14Safari iOS Full support 6.1Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.5

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