The new Chrome browser is pausing autoplay with sound, which will impact user ability to watch commercials.
It is critical to start the videos / ads when using Discovery Media. Not starting videos / ads will result in an automatic ban.
1. Change your preferences to turn on autoplay: chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy
2. Increase your Media Engagement Index (MEI) for all BuzzTV sites, EarnHoney, and any DiscoveryMedia sites.
The MEI measures an individual's propensity to consume media on a site. Chrome's current approach is a ratio of visits to significant media playback events per origin:
Consumption of the media (audio/video) must be greater than 7 seconds.
Audio must be present and unmuted.
Tab with video is active.
Size of the video (in px) must be greater than 200x140.
From that, Chrome calculates a media engagement score which is highest on sites where media is played on a regular basis. When it is high enough, media playback is allowed to autoplay on desktop only.
User's MEI is available at the chrome://media-engagement internal page. As you can see below, it only takes a few clicks / videos watched to have a high MEI score.