31 August 2017
There is a flag in Chrome that locks the screen rotation and adopts that of the video, hence, giving you an annoying free experience when you’re enjoying a video on your couch. This flag locks the screen orientation of the device to match the video’s orientation whenever you make the video go full screen.
XDA shows a compelling way and demonstrated this via the videos of the before and after enabling this flag. There’s a hitch, however, the same is only available for the users on the Canary and Dev channel.
This Chrome flag sets the display in landscape mode only when playing a video in full screen. To activate it, simply open this link - chrome : // flags / # video fullscreen-orientation-lock, using the Google Chrome Dev or Chrome Canary.
It should be noted that this is still in experimental stage and there is no certainty about the future implementation in beta or stable Google browser.
This is clear from the two videos above, once the flag is enabled the video gets automatically set to the proper rotation based on the video’s most prominent orientation.