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Status: Fixed
Closed: Sep 2016
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OS: Android
Pri: 1
Type: Launch-OWP
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issue 487345

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Launch autoplay muted videos

Project Member Reported by, Jun 7 2016

Issue description

Change description:
Chrome Android will relax its autoplay restrictions to allow muted videos to autoplay. The rationale is that there are other ways to render pixels on the screen. They are all worse for battery usage (h264 in js) and/or bandwidth consumption (GIF).

Changes to API surface:
No change to API surface but change in behaviour. The API is flexible enough to properly handle this new case.

Public standards discussion:

Support in other browsers:
Internet Explorer: No public signal.
Firefox: No public signal.
Safari: Public support.
Blockedon: 487345
Labels: -Pri-3 Pri-1
Status: Fixed (was: Started)
M53 has launched.
Really pleased to see this hit Chrome. However, it looks like we'll need to keep using our canvas hacks and gifs as autoplay is still disabled in Data "Savings" mode. Oh, the irony!

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