Background Audio for iOS App
Every time you switch away from the app to text or check Twitter or do anything else on your iPhone, the stream audio stops and does not play in the background. It’s super annoying.
I understand the implications with earning Sparks and all that, but I can’t imagine it’d be that difficult to say you don’t earn sparks with background audio active.
Daves Gaming commented
I agree w/ this post. The same issue happens on Android. It would be nice if the next update included working audio if the person were to check something else.
Thanks to u/m00x on Reddit for letting me know about the background audio Safari work around.
Not the perfect solution, but you can do it. Working for me right now on 13.2.2
1. open mixer stream in safari
2. open a new safari tab
3. leave safari
Yep absolutely need this added to to mixer app, very annoying not being able to listen to the streamer while I’m doing other stuff on my iPhone
Yeah i’m still using Twitch for my work commutes. Would be very nice to have something like this so I can catch my Gothalion streams!
Audio in the background mode seems to be an afterthought with a lot of apps these days. The streamers I currently follow are starting to migrate to this platform and I have pretty much parting ways due to this fact. Plus, it is great for the bandwidth when your 4G gets bucked down to 3G due to bandwidth caps...
AJ fresh commented
Agree, the fact that audio cannot play in the background in mobile is a deal breaker. I am forced to switch to twitch streamers playing with Ninja in order to listen in the background.
This is an absolute need. Ever since Ninja switched over, I've caught less and less of his content, because I primarily catch it on mobile, but can't dedicate my device to running this solely in the foreground. I background it to use my phone for every other purpose (just like I did before he moved to Mixer), and I lose out on content.