swift – AVPlayerViewController Play Icon Eliminated in iOS 16


In earlier variations of iOS, loading AVPlayerViewController (in addition to SwiftUI VideoPlayer) with a video would show the primary body and embody a play icon within the middle however this has gone away in iOS 16. I have been counting on that UI component as an affordance for “There is a video right here, faucet it”.

Plus, now tapping the video reveals the playback controls over the video for a couple of seconds as a substitute of simply beginning playback.

Does anybody know if:

  • There is a property or configuration choice to point out the play icon?
  • I must be offering my very own play icon overlay positioned over the video manually?
  • It is a bug in iOS 16?

iOS 15.5 simulator with play icon, iOS 16 missing play icon

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