AirPods on macOS and Chrome producing a terrible user experience
Until very recently, Chrome treated Airpods like any other bluetooth sound device, but the latest update is totally messed up. It now leverages ear detection but it’s very broken.
If I’m watching a youtube or any other video, then pause it manually, then remove an airpod the video unpauses itself. If i take the second airpods out, it repauses itself. Then when i close the case with the airpods in them, it unpauses the video again.
Which means if i have netflix or youtube or a reddit video open, and i want to get up for a minute, my video is going to pause/unpause 3 times with no input from me.
If i turn off ear detection altogether in the bluetooth settings, it still pauses/unpauses, but only when i close the case to charge.
There is no setting that i’ve found that makes the airpods function in a logical manner.