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
This feature would be a huge value-add
+1 It's a very needed feature for any app that handles audio
Also, I need an option to cache the audio file if possible
need background play feature in my application
Agree, this would be great.
Would be awesome to have this feature!!
Yes very needed!
This is foundational for an app that purports to play audio.
We really need this feature for our product. It's the only feature holding me back of using expo.io for production.
Would be so wonderful if we could do this.
this would be handy for an upcoming project too
+1 my app needs this
+1 for this great feature
+1 from me too :)
One of the big features i'm still waiting to use.
Fundamental feature preventing us from using expo in production.
+1 on required and assumed feature for an app that does audio playback
+1 I need the feature too, 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?
Any news about this feature? It is very important for audio apps!
Would also love to see this :-)
Any news on this feature? It would really make a difference for my product.
This will enable so many additional use cases.
any idea when? it's one of main features for my app. Waiting to use it
+1 any updates ?
+1 Can't wait to launch my app...waiting for this feature
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?
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
Assuming this would help keep the audio going even if the user clicks the sleep button, our app users really need this feature
+1 when this is finished, our company can migrate to expo.
+1 This feature would be great!
+1 waiting for this feature to start my new project
+1 This would be awesome
+1 It would be awesome to have this feature!
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 what's the status?
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?
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
any update after more than a year? can't wait.
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
I am waiting more than six months for publishing an app with this feature.
@Fliptech Solutions: me too man, me too
+1 It's a very needed feature for any app that handles audio, exactly in audio player
@Brent Vatne Is this only the playback or recording also? https://expo.canny.io/feature-requests/p/audio-recording-in-background
Awesome! Now in progress :)
finally its in progress
Yay !!! In progress :)
When will we get it? I need it ASAP!
Thanks for building this out and shifting to In Progress! Looking forward to using this feature!
Super excited about the in progress status, hope it comes soon!