Instagram Video Won't Play in Brave Browser

  • I posted an Instagram video to our Wordpress blog at The video appeared on the screen but would not start/play when clicked in the Brave browser. I went to the original post in Instagram at to determine if response was the same and the video did not play on Instagram either in the Brave browser. I also verified that the video would play from our wordpress blog on Chrome.

  • C. A listing of:

    • i. Windows 10
    • ii. Y
      Brave: 0.20.36
      V8: 6.4.388.41
      rev: bba0b928164f8b3056a1d9be02c738c66202807c
      Muon: 4.7.10
      OS Release: 10.0.16299
      Update Channel: Release
      OS Architecture: ia32
      OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
      Node.js: 7.9.0
      Brave Sync: v1.4.2
      libchromiumcontent: 64.0.3282.140


Forgot to include, YouTube videos do play correctly in the Brave Browser.


I can play the video from Do you have autoplay disabled on Instagram by any chance? Also what happens if you click on the video a second time?


I cannot find an option for autoplay. Searched in the support center, no results for auto play or autoplay.

First click looks like this. Does not play:

Second click the start arrow appears over the top of the video.


Auto play setting is in preferences under security I can easily play the video from the link you have given


Do you by any chance have “strict site isolation” enabled in preferences? That is known to break embedded videos.

For some other sites with embedded video (like HBO or Netflix, etc.), you may need to enable Google Widevine in preferences for DRM