Autoplaying videos are the scourge of the internet sometimes. Not only are they incredibly annoying, but they also waste precious data allowance and battery life. Chrome on desktop is pretty good at stopping videos from autoplaying unless they’re muted, and in Chrome 64 for mobile Google will be introducing more consistent behavior that puts the user back in control.
The new rules will allow a video to play automatically if one of three conditions are met.
Google will unify mobile and desktop autoplay behavior in Chrome 64 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.