Do I need a "Play" button to start the stream?

When viewing a PureWeb hosted project in the PureWeb preview client or your own hosted, customized PureWeb client, you may have noticed the "Play" button in the middle of the screen as pictured below. Pressing that button will initiate the audio & video stream of your hosted 3D project. 

Is this "Play" button necessary?

Automatically starting the playback of audio (or videos with audio tracks) immediately upon page load can be an unwelcome surprise to users. In order to give users control over this, browsers often provide various forms of autoplay blocking. In order to satisfy browsers' auto-play policies, the end user has to interact with the site by clicking, tapping, pressing keys, etc. That is the purpose the "Play" button serves.

While creating a customized web application and front end experience, developers are encouraged to use our SDK to customize this page. 

 

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