From version 52, Android Chrome uses the same media stack as desktop Chrome, rather than relying on the underlying platform implementation. This enables service worker media caching, variable playback rates, blob URLs on Android, MediaStream passing between APIs, and easier cross-platform debugging.
Say goodbye to automatic playback uncertainty!
play() now returns a Promise.
The MediaRecorder API enables you to record audio and video from a web app. It's available now in Firefox and in Chrome for Android and desktop.
From Chrome 48 on desktop and Android, VP9 will be an optional video codec for video calls using WebRTC.
Chrome on Android now allows mobile sites to present to Google Cast devices using the Presentation API and the Cast Web SDK.
Chrome 47 has several significant WebRTC enhancements and updates including audio and video recording, proxy handling and mandatory secure origins for getUserMedia().
The MediaDevices interface gives access to input and output devices available to the browser including cameras, microphones and speakers.
EME Logger is a Chrome extension that logs Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) events and calls to the DevTools console.
The MediaStream API represents synchronized streams of audio or video. MediaStream.ended, MediaStream.label and MediaStream.stop() are being deprecated. Use MediaStream.active, MediaStreamTrack.label and MediaStreamTrack.stop() instead.
When audio or video is playing on a web page, a notification showing the page title and a play/pause button is displayed in the notification tray and on the lock screen. The notification can be used to pause/resume play or return to the page playing the media.
Media Source Extensions (MSE) provide extended buffering and playback control for the HTML5 audio and video elements. While originally developed to facilitate Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) based video players, MSE can be used for audio; specifically for gapless playback.
Chrome for Android (v31.0.1650+) has just landed support for audio input via the Web Audio API!