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Can not start video with jwplayer('embedVideo').play(); in mobile browsers

I am loading youtube video in JWPlayer on android/ios browsers but autostart is not working on that. After that I tried calling jwplayer('embedVideo').play(); from javascript but its also not starting video. Can you help me with that, what I want is to start video from javascript automatically for mobile browsers.

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"Mobile browsers never pre-fetch video data, regardless of the preload setting."
That also pertains to programmatically playing video as well. The user must initiate playback (ie. click, touch, etc.)


JW Player Support Agent  
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Thats correct. The mobile creators partly chose this approach to empower the user with the ability to control usage and limit unwanted use of bandwidth.


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