Google Photos does not auto playh




Videos loaded in do not auto play, but instead just leaves a spinning cursor without any video controls available to start the video.

This is similar to the behaviour when you have an HTML5 autoplay blocker extension enabled on Chrome browser.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Load
  2. Click on the video to attempt to view it.
  3. Watch the spinning cursor with no play button available.

Actual result:
Video loads in Chrome/Edge and begins to automatically play.

Expected result:
Autoplays video or has a play button on the screen

Reproduces how often:

Brave Version

about:brave info:

Brave: 0.21.18
V8: 6.4.388.41
rev: 580be782bc37ed8580dd22f79e1d2d355fddfb89
Muon: 4.8.2
OS Release: 10.0.16299
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
Node.js: 7.9.0
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent: 64.0.3282.140

Reproducible on current live release:

Additional Information


Do you have fingerprinting enabled in shields? Do you mind disabling fingerprint settings and enable 3rd party cookies and check if the issue is resolved?


Enabling 3rd party cookies seems to be the one that solves it.


Perfect. Will close the thread for now. Do open an new thread if you face any other issues.

closed #5