How to Emulate a Specific Geolocation with Playwright

Emulating or changing the geolocation in automated tests is crucial for scenarios where location-specific content, such as pricing rules or location-based features, needs validation.

For instance, e-commerce websites often require location-based testing to ensure that functionalities like local currency conversion and region-specific promotions work as expected.

In today's tip, I'll share a basic Playwright code snippet to emulate a specific geolocation.

const { chromium } = require("playwright");

const mainProcess = async () => {
  const browser = await chromium.launch({ headless: false });
  const context = await browser.newContext({ permissions: ["geolocation"] });
  const page = await context.newPage();
  await page.goto("");

  await context.setGeolocation({ latitude: 40.41, longitude: -3.7 });

  await page.goto("");


  await page.waitForTimeout(10000);

  await browser.close();



  1. Install Playwright Module: Ensure you have Playwright installed by running:
npm install playwright
  1. Install Chromium by running:
npx playwright install chromium

Important Notes:

  • Permissions: Setting the correct permissions is mandatory for this example to work. Ensure { permissions: ["geolocation"] } is included when creating the browser context.
  • Running the Code: Save the snippet to a file named geolocation.js and run it using
node geolocation.js

Happy coding and testing!