Audio playback blocked incorrectly for some websites

Description of the issue:
Since upgrading to the latest version of Brave v1.18.75 I’ve noticed that a number of websites now have audio playback blocked. These sites worked correctly with previous versions of Brave, and still work on other browsers

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Go to
  2. Click the play button

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Autoplay blocked icon appears in address bar, despite the request to play audio resulting from a user action. Audio does not play.

Expected result:
Audio should play

Reproduces how often:
Every time

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
MacOS 10.15.6, Brave Version 1.18.75 Chromium: 87.0.4280.101 (Official Build) (x86_64)

Did the issue present with default Shields settings?

Does the site function as expected when Shields are turned off?

Additional Information:
Problem also exists on

It works here (Windows 10).

Hey @bluebox

I tested both and Both pages played back audio.

I would try clearing the site settings, also try in private window mode.

Thanks for checking, I have the same issue when viewing the sites in a Private window and also a Tor window, this is really weird. I tested on a different Mac with a fresh install of Brave and they are both working there so it does look like its something to do with my setup.

Maybe try Brave in a new profile?

That worked, amazing! Thanks @fanboynz - now I need to figure out what I changed to break it

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