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How to get autoplay with new Chrome changes

The new Chrome browser is pausing autoplay with sound, which will impact user ability to watch commercials.


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Quick Summary:

1. Change your preferences to turn on autoplay: chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy

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2.  Increase your Media Engagement Index (MEI) for all BuzzTV sites, EarnHoney.

The MEI measures an individual's propensity to consume media on a site. Chrome's current approach is a ratio of visits to significant media playback events per origin:

Consumption of the media (audio/video) must be greater than 7 seconds.
Audio must be present and unmuted.
Tab with video is active.
Size of the video (in px) must be greater than 200x140.

From that, Chrome calculates a media engagement score which is highest on sites where media is played on a regular basis. When it is high enough, media playback is allowed to autoplay on desktop only.

User's MEI is available at the chrome://media-engagement internal page.  As you can see below, it only takes a few clicks / videos watched to have a high MEI score.

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