Interestingly enough – I actually expected to see this behavior myself but am surprised that I don’t. On my windows machine:
- Open a tab to Netflix and stream content
- Pause content and close browser (leave tab open)
- Relaunch browser
When the browser opens again, the video loads and then sits on the screen and shows the
Play button and does not autoplay. What’s even more interesting is that, for Netflix, I have the
Autoplay permission set to
Allow by default – so I would definitely expect it to play but it does not.
Can you try setting
Autoplay for Netflix to
Blocked (on Netflix, click the “lock” icon in the address bar, then
Site settings --> Autoplay --> Allow) and see if this gives you the desired behavior?