Tabs for ads/shopping sites automatically open when starting a movie on

Description of the issue:
A new tab for shopping sites automatically opens whenever I click on a new movie to watch on It also happens when I unmute or unpause a movie (also on that has been suspended and hasn’t been refreshed in the background.

Steps to Reproduce:
Launch Brave
2. Visit
3. Select any movie (or press unpause or unmute, if a movie has been suspended in the background)

Actual Result:
A new tab for a shopping site (or ad) automatically opens

**Expected Result:
Movie plays/unpauses/unmutes without any new tab opening on its own

Reproduces how often:
Every time a new movie is selected, or unpaused/unmuted after being suspended in the background

Brave Version:
Version 1.61 (

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):

Additional information:
I’m using iPadOS 17.2. This has never happened on Brave before, but it does happen on other browsers like Chrome and Safari (hence why I’m using Brave).

Okay, rolled out a possible fix. may take 24/48hrs.

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