Video Autoplay bug in Chrome version 72 and 73

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Google continually provides software updates for its Chrome browser. However, the recent couple of updates have hindered the video autoplay feature on sites where VideoKen videos are embedded.

This means the video will keep buffering and not continue to play.

When you try to play a video on Chrome ver. 72 or 73, an error message, like below, will pop-up on why this is happening and how you can fix it.

Here are the steps on how to fix it, and it’ll take you only a few seconds to get around this hiccup:

Step 1: Head to chrome://flags

Head to chrome://flags and then search for ‘autoplay’ from the search bar on the page. The ‘Autoplay policy’ will show up in the search results. This policy of the Chrome browser decides whether audio or video content is allowed to autoplay. It will be set to default, well by-default.

Step 2: Select ‘No user gesture is required.’ from the dropdown menu.

This is where you change the setting from default to a different option.

Step 3: Click on ‘RELAUNCH NOW’

This will close your browser and launch it again.

That’s it! You can now play your videos uninterrupted!

If you still face any issues with video autoplay, feel free to write to us at contact@videoken.com and we’d be happy to help you out!