This is allowing a simpler flow to know whether playback started or whether it failed. It also allows the UA to reject the promise if playback is not allowed in the current context, solving issues websites have to detect whether autoplay restrictions blocked the playback.
Specification currently under development in a Working Group
Status in Chromium
Enabled by default
Consensus & Standardization
Search tagsaudio, video, media, play,
Last updated on 2021-05-05