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How to play audio in the background

 
Daniel Trebbien
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What is a good way to play streaming audio in the background so that audio continues to play while the user switches between activities of the app, but stops whenever, for example, the user has an incoming phone call?
 
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use a Service to play audio cause it will call the AUdio Service in Android
 
Daniel Trebbien
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Michael Rivera wrote:use a Service to play audio cause it will call the AUdio Service in Android


Do you know of a good tutorial for this?
 
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Hi Daniel,

You can use AsyncTask to continue playing audio even if user switches or move to another screen.

Thanks & Regards
Pratik Goswami
 
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You can use AsyncTask to continue playing audio even if user switches or move to another screen.

That's not a good idea, as AsyncTask's are part of the Activity, and thus eligible for termination whenever Android feels like it. Services are better suited for longer-running tasks.
 
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