New channel page layout doesn't respect browser auto-play settings
The new channel page layout (released around 12 May 2020) doesn't respect auto-play settings from browsers. I've tested it with Firefox and Google Chrome across macOS, Linux, and Windows, and nothing sticks.
Specifically, the page that shows VODs with the stream playing behind the content just continues to play with video and audio, despite my browser settings being set to block auto-playing video and audio. If I go directly to the "live" page with the chat box, the video doesn't start playing automatically.
Having a moving background behind what I'm trying to look at causes immediate motion sickness and I have to quickly close the tab.
Please allow for auto-play video and audio to be blocked on this new channel page.