There's this pull request on the expo repository on GitHub however it seems like there's more to come https://github.com/expo/expo/pull/3498
@Pierlo Upitup: Yes, this is only for iOS
Any news on this one? We ejected because of this feature, it turned out to be really hard to maintain both apps :/. Would appreciate it if this gets prioritized.
been waiting patiently for this feature since summer 2018 to complete an app :/
About to lose a contract :,(
thank you for all that you do. +1 - ing this again.
This thing won't be released.
@Lucas Romano: I hope it does, been on my radar since may 2018, Maybe it'll release as background task's released recently, maybe in next SDK it'll be here
When you will implement this. I think this is one reason it makes me detach and go to react native. Please make it fast. I can wait and my client will not wait
+1, only feature my app needs for completion
Any time soon ?
Hey @Evan Bacon, you have any inside info on this one? Would be so great to have this working for so many of us. Thanks!
+1 i need that shit
ETA please 😭
Any news here?
+1 for this feature plsssss
+1 for adding audio playback in background
Was rooting for this feature in v32.0.0. Anyways, thank you for the background task support of location and fetch! An impressive work indeed!
Probably worth tackling this one at the same time: https://expo.canny.io/feature-requests/p/event-support-for-fetching-video-metadata
Hi! I'm yet another guy waiting for this to be able to push my app to production. Would highly appreciate feedback on this!
@Simon Isbäck: hope this is released this month in sdk 32.0.0 ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
@Vertigo 101: ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
Wow yes, this is really pretty important especially as audio content is becoming more and more in demand. Any update on progress?
Our team is currently evaluating different frameworks. The app we are building is a podcast app. Having a background audio is a must. Can we please get some rough visibility on when support for background audio playback will be supported?
@Bemnet: Habesha alert 😂
I fee ya, I wish they can give us a time frame. We've been waiting for this feature for months
I am reading people saying that background location tracking will be available on SDK31, can we have an estimate for audio playback in background ? Please
@Brent Vatne Can we get an ETA or general idea on when we can expect the audio backgrounding? I need to determine which way to go with an add and would like to use expo but cant currently
Yep this would be a powerful feature to have please dont let another year pass this should be a standard feature now a days :)
Can we have a estimate at least ? I am sorry if it feels like we are pressuring you guys, but some people have projects ready for release just waiting for this feature
Can we have an update, what can we to help ?
I cant wait to test this out!
Must have for many audio apps. Happy to see it in progress!
Super excited about the in progress status, hope it comes soon!
Thanks for building this out and shifting to In Progress! Looking forward to using this feature!
When will we get it? I need it ASAP!
Yay !!! In progress :)
finally its in progress
Awesome! Now in progress :)
@Brent Vatne Is this only the playback or recording also? https://expo.canny.io/feature-requests/p/audio-recording-in-background
+1 It's a very needed feature for any app that handles audio, exactly in audio player
I am waiting more than six months for publishing an app with this feature.
@Fliptech Solutions: me too man, me too
How long is it going to take ?
@Evanilson Abril: don't know man, only thing we can do is wait, I hope this hit in progress status soon
any update after more than a year? can't wait.
Please please please add this feature, this would be a huge update for many dev, and will make expo a good choice for many users as there is not a single library which can play music in background without touching the native code, please make this happen devs. thank you
I have found a workaround solution that seems to work for detached projects. In ios/Pods/ExpoKit/ios/Exponent/Versioned/Core/Api/AV/EXAV.m comment out everything in the function _bridgeDidBackground (see screenshot). On the simulator commenting out line 128 was enough, but on a real device everything needs to be commented out. Caution: Not sure if this will lead to memory leaks or other unwanted side effects.
@RedPandaTronics: that's cool man, but can it be done without detaching from expo?
+1 what's the status?
Any news on when this could be in place? About to choose Expo for a project, but it all depends on when this feature will be available...
+1 It would be awesome to have this feature!
+1 This would be awesome
+1 waiting for this feature to start my new project
+1 This feature would be great!
+1 when this is finished, our company can migrate to expo.
Assuming this would help keep the audio going even if the user clicks the sleep button, our app users really need this feature
I love expo and everything it brings to the table, Expo converted me into a native mobile app developer without learning a new language!
Audio playback in background will be a game changer! Thanks guys
Is there anything we can help with to speed this up @Brent Vatne?
@Alejo Mendoza: if you want to write up a RFC for the user-facing API for this and open an issue on expo/expo with that info, as detailed as you can, that would be great
@Brent Vatne: Let me know if this helps https://github.com/expo/expo/issues/1195
Why has this Github issue been closed?
+1 Can't wait to launch my app...waiting for this feature
+1 any updates ?
any idea when? it's one of main features for my app. Waiting to use it
This will enable so many additional use cases.
Any news on this feature? It would really make a difference for my product.
Would also love to see this :-)
Any news about this feature? It is very important for audio apps!
+1 thanks for planning this. Do you have a timeline in mind for when we may expect to see this available in the SDK?
+1 I need the feature too, is very important for audio apps.
+1 on required and assumed feature for an app that does audio playback
Fundamental feature preventing us from using expo in production.
One of the big features i'm still waiting to use.
+1 from me too :)
+1 for this great feature
+1 my app needs this
this would be handy for an upcoming project too
Would be so wonderful if we could do this.
We really need this feature for our product. It's the only feature holding me back of using expo.io for production.
This is foundational for an app that purports to play audio.
Yes very needed!
Would be awesome to have this feature!!
Agree, this would be great.
need background play feature in my application
Also, I need an option to cache the audio file if possible
+1 It's a very needed feature for any app that handles audio
This feature would be a huge value-add
Can we also set media metadata(song title, artist name, artwork) to be displayed in lock screen and enable remote control events(play, pause, ..)
@Anas Qadrei: up up up
@Anas Qadrei: That would be awesome! Really needed feature
@Pavlo: It's taking them forever :(
@Anas Qadrei: this would be awesome, 1 year later still no update :(
@Vertigo 101: Maybe we should throw an anniversary party :D
@Anas Qadrei: :D