Youtube auto plays every time I put on my airpods

Description of the issue:
Youtube auto plays every time I put on my airpods

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
To reproduce:

  1. Have a youtube video playing and airpods on
  2. Pause the video player
  3. Take out one of your airpods

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
the video resumes playing

Expected result:
video doesn’t resume playing

Reproduces how often:

Brave Version(about:brave):
Version 0.65.118 Chromium: 75.0.3770.80 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):
Yes? My browser is up to date if that’s what you are asking.

Additional Information:
macOS Mojave - 10.14.2

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What operating system are you using? This may actually be related to media “key bindings” although it may not seem to be.

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@Mattches, I updated it.

Appreciate the additional details – really does make things a lot easier on the support side.
I’m curious – is the autoplay behavior the same in other browsers when your airpods are plugged in?

I have only noticed that in brave.

Today I also noticed that disconnecting my airpods forces a youtube video to resume playing.

I’m actually not particularly confident that this is the cause of the issue but I have a hunch I’d like to confirm – please try the following:

  1. In Brave, type brave://flags into the address bar
  2. On the flags page, search for a flag labeled #hardware-media-key-handling and disable it.
  3. Relaunch the browser when prompted

Let me know if changing this flag helps resolve the issue or not.

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