Thursday , February 22 2018

Noticed YouTube clips auto-playing in Chrome? The Chromecast extension is to blame

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Chromecasting from your laptop or desktop is great, install a Chrome Extension and you’re good to go. What isn’t great is auto-playing embedded YouTube videos, which what has been happening for Chrome users who have the Chrome Extension installed.

According to a Google Engineer, who commented on the Chromium Bug Tracker the issue is apparently due to a ‘bad push’ yesterday. It’s being looked at, with a fix being qualified and scheduled for release ‘today’. In the meantime, you can uninstall the extension, restart Chrome (some people have had to reset their Chrome settings), and you should be good to go.

It’s annoying, but it happens, relax and just remember in the meantime to search for the small speaker icon at the top of tabs when you want to see which one has a video playing on it. The fix is due today, so hopefully you’ll be Tab-casting again in no time.

Source: Chromium Bug Tracker.

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2 Comments on "Noticed YouTube clips auto-playing in Chrome? The Chromecast extension is to blame"

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Valued Guest

Thanks for this! I went to a thread and had 6 videos screaming at me.

Valued Guest

Thanks for this, I was looking into why I can’t get 3d bluray to work on my xbox one after the latest update and a page loaded with a heap of larry the loudmouth videos on it, they all started playing at once and took forever to shut up. Now I know why.

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