A few months ago we learned that video was automatically replayed on the Google Play Store. Thanks to Android Police we know that the feature should be available soon. The update was originally scheduled for release in September, but it looks like Google is about to do it.
Since its redesign a few months ago, the Google Play Store has made some significant usability improvements. Added support for dark mode in Android 10, announced future support for an incognito mode, and now offers a new reward program. Adding automatically played videos to the Play Store is not necessarily a step backwards, but it will definitely not be the same fanfare as seen in many other recent updates the Play Store Users' Choice Awards 2019
If you do not like Play videos in the browser, you probably will not like it in the Play Store. Fortunately, it looks like Google is adding the ability to disable it. Once you've received the update, you should be able to do so by opening the Google Play Store and navigating to Settings and then Auto Play Videos. Here you can either "Automatically play videos at any time", "Automatically play videos only via Wi-Fi" or "Do not play videos automatically". I'm not on our devices in the Play Store yet so we could not test it yet. Once that's the case, you better believe that many of us will deactivate it as soon as we can.