How do I keep my music player app playing in the background, when I exit the app?

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Michael Onas

Mar 6, 2014, 10:07:29 AM3/6/14
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Aaron Prindle

Mar 6, 2014, 3:33:56 PM3/6/14
I don't believe that this is possible with the current implementation of AppInventor.  As of right now, you cannot play music on the Player or VideoPlayer component when your app is not active (running in the background).

Mar 20, 2014, 11:09:15 AM3/20/14
Did this ever get resolved? I created a streaming app for my internet station and I can't put it on Google Play with it turning off when the screen goes to sleep.

On Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:07:29 AM UTC-5, Michael Onas wrote:


Mar 20, 2014, 12:46:10 PM3/20/14
A student is working on a new implementation of the player component that would allow this, but it's a ways away... It's not finished.  After being finished, it has to pass a review, and only after extensive testing will it actually end up in AI.  Don't count on this soon.
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