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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Faye, 

We have shied away from auto-start of media because it's not a web-standard experience on multi-device. For example, if you were on a site on your phone and all of sudden it started playing audio or video it would be a pretty intrusive experience.  Also, most phone browsers actually prevent auto-play of media. It needs to be user-initiated. 

If this changes, we'll definitely keep folks posted!