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Full screen player on mobile devices

Hello, I have noticed that full screen is not a default feature of the player when I embed it on mobile web sites whereas I can see that full screen is quite common behaviour when I tap play if I want to see a video content on mobile devices.
Can you please let me know if this is a feature I can set on in the platform UI or I have to work on the source code directly?

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JW Player Support Agent  
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I would expect our player to display a fullscreen button automatically. I would also expect a double click (or double tap on a mobile device) to make the video go to fullscreen.

Can you provide a link to a test page where this is not the case?


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Hi Todd,
If you have a look at this page using your iOS or Android device, you will see that the player does not expand fullscreen unless you use the specific button available on the player.
What I want to get is an automatic expansion as soon as the user tap on the play button.


JW Player Support Agent  
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There is no API to automatically take a video to fullscreen. My understanding is that the user interaction before going to fullscreen is mandated by the browsers as a security or privacy issue.

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