Twitter player card opens in browser on Android


Example tweet:

This tweet shows up with the player fully functioning in the browser, and on iPhone - and while on Android when you click on it it opens in the browser and plays - I was hoping for a seamless experience just like on the other platforms.

I’ve checked all my tags, all the files are hosted with the “https” protocol, the video is encoded to twitter’s specifications of HS264 MP4, AAC audio, 640x480, etc. The card is fully validated by the tool as well.

It’s odd that it loads perfectly on iOS but plays in the browser on Android, and while functional - is not the experience I was going for. After searching numerous past threads and the documentation, I can’t find anything referring to this issue and am reaching out hoping someone in the community can help me out.

If anyone has any insight - I’d be most appreciative!