Can I use the HTML5 audio element?

Compatibility table for support of the HTML5 audio element in desktop and mobile browsers.

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Audio element

- CR

Method of playing sound on webpages (without requiring a plug-in)

IE

  1. 5.5
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8
  5. 9
  6. 10
  7. 11

Firefox

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 3.5
  4. 3.6
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. 8
  10. 9
  11. 10
  12. 11
  13. 12
  14. 13
  15. 14
  16. 15
  17. 16
  18. 17
  19. 18
  20. 19
  21. 20
  22. 21
  23. 22
  24. 23
  25. 24
  26. 25
  27. 26
  28. 27
  29. 28
  30. 29
  31. 30
  32. 31
  33. 32
  34. 33
  35. 34

Chrome

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
  4. 7
  5. 8
  6. 9
  7. 10
  8. 11
  9. 12
  10. 13
  11. 14
  12. 15
  13. 16
  14. 17
  15. 18
  16. 19
  17. 20
  18. 21
  19. 22
  20. 23
  21. 24
  22. 25
  23. 26
  24. 27
  25. 28
  26. 29
  27. 30
  28. 31
  29. 32
  30. 33
  31. 34
  32. 35
  33. 36
  34. 37
  35. 38
  36. 39
  37. 40

Safari

  1. 3.1
  2. 3.2
  3. 4
  4. 5
  5. 5.1
  6. 6
  7. 6.1
  8. 7
  9. 8

Opera

  1. 9
  2. 9.5-9.6
  3. 10.0-10.1
  4. 10.5
  5. 10.6
  6. 11
  7. 11.1
  8. 11.5
  9. 11.6
  10. 12
  11. 12.1
  12. 15
  13. 16
  14. 17
  15. 18
  16. 19
  17. 20
  18. 21
  19. 22
  20. 23
  21. 24
  22. 25

iOS Safari

  1. 3.2
  2. 4.0-4.1
  3. 4.2-4.3
  4. 5.0-5.1
  5. 6.0-6.1
  6. 7.0-7.1
  7. 8

Opera Mini

  1. 5.0-7.0

Android Browser

  1. 2.1
  2. 2.2
  3. 2.3
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 4.1
  7. 4.2-4.3
  8. 4.4
  9. 4.4.3

Blackberry Browser

  1. 7
  2. 10

Opera Mobile

  1. 10
  2. 11
  3. 11.1
  4. 11.5
  5. 12
  6. 12.1
  7. 22

Chrome for Android

  1. 36

Firefox for Android

  1. 31

IE Mobile

  1. 10
Resources:
Detailed article on support
Detailed article on video/audio elements
WebPlatform Docs
HTML5 Doctor article
File format test page
Demos of audio player that uses the audio element
The State of HTML5 Audio
has.js test
Sub-features:
Opus

*Global usage share statistics based on data from StatCounter GlobalStats for August, 2014. See the browser usage table for usage by browser version.