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Wowza Player: Auto Play don't works


I am using Wowza Player for my webcams, and since weeks i see autoplay don’t works now…

I have it with all streams with Wowza Player…

Anyone know what’s the issue ?



Thanks for contacting the Wowza Community!

Here is an article on the latest release notes for the Wowza player:

Disabled the autoplay feature in Wowza Player on all platforms to 
prevent playback issues in browsers that are changing their autoplay policies. 

This was done due to browsers updating there auto-play policies. This is something that is out of our control and we had to make adjustments based on the browsers and them updating.

Hope this helps. If any further questions, feel free to contact us.



As a work around, when you instantiate the play, add .play(). eg:

WowzaPlayer.create(id, {}).play();


So the code would look like this?

I try the code but only work on Firefox and Chrome but not in IE. Are you at the same case?

Browsers allow autoplay if the player starts muted.

Why did you completely remove the feature ?

@Jermaine Hemby

The following links says

  • “Muted autoplay is always allowed.”

Please re-enable this feature for muted-by-default players.