Question: Youtube videos not playing on standalone Safari browser iOS 8
I have a very strange problem with an embedded youtube player on a web app, I am working on. The web app is "mobile capable" so when saved on a user homescreen, it opens up in a chromeless safari browser.
So here is my issue:
The YouTube player is embedded on one of the pages in the web app using an iframe, and when the "play" button is clicked and the app is open in the chromeless safari window, the video loads forever and never plays....however when this scenario is replicated in the regular safari browser everything works fine.
This started happening only after the iOS 8 update. This is happening on an iPhone 5 running iOS 8, and it previously worked fine on the same iPhone 5 under iOS 7. Additionally, I tested the app on an iPhone 5c running iOS 7, and an iPad Air running iOS 7 and everything works fine.
Side Note: I even changed the implementation to embed using an object instead of an iframe, and the same problem occurs with either one.
iPhone 5, iOS 8