Background play is constantly unpausing paused videos

Description of the issue: When I have background play enabled, switching tabs automatically unpauses the video when I don’t want it to

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Enable background audio in settings
  2. Pause a video
  3. Switch to a different tab

Expected result: The video stays paused
Actual result: The video unpauses

Brave Version: Version 1.41.1 (

Mobile Device details: iPhone 12, iOS 15.4.1


I am suffering exactly the same issue on iOS Brave. Everything fully up to date. Has been happening for the last week. Very annoying when playing YouTube sleep music in browser for kids bedtime.

We have a fix in 1.42, sorry for that.
As a workaround you have to disable background play in settings and maybe use our playlist feature for the background play.
The fix should go live in 10 days or so

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Hey, this is fixed now. Please update to 1.42

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I have just updated to Version 1.42 ( and can confirm the issue is fixed! Many thanks! :heart_eyes::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::star_struck::partying_face::+1:t3:


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