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Play fullscreen on iOS without requiring pressing fullscreen button

if I embed a YouTube video, on iOS (iPhone X)/Safari when I press play on the video it automatically enters fullscreen mode without having to hit a fullscreen button. But when I embed a Vimeo video, it plays inline and requires hitting the fullscreen button.

I want to have it play fullscreen by default when I hit the Play button. Possible/


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Sorry, meant to say JW Player (not Vimeo) above. Question remains the same.

Timoor Kurdi

JW Player Support Agent  
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My name is Timoor Kurdi and I’m a Support Engineer at JW Player.

We do not have built-in functionality for this, but I wrote some custom code to make this happen using our API. Here is the link to our documentation –

Here is the link to the code sample –

Timoor Kurdi
Support Engineer

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