Hi! I’ve migrated my app to use EAS (works great!), but audio still stops playing in my standalone/TestFlight builds if the screen is turned off or the app is backgrounded. My code is pretty straightforward and follows Expo’s instructions:
If you have an audio clip that is triggered by a timer / animation thread, backgrounding the app or turning off the screen will stop the threads, so the audio clip will stop playing. BUT… if there is any continuous audio already playing in the background (even from another app!), the audio clips will continue to play.
So, a hacky solution that seems to work is to always have a silent audio clip playing/looping, which will allow the audio clips in the app (triggered by timers, animation, etc.) to continue playing.