Video playback when phone locked

Is it possible to play videos when a phone is locked? Similar to the way Youtube does it? For example, as a user who downloads long tutorial videos, I want to listen to the video without having to watch the video, so I can save my battery life and listen to videos)

Hey @christate,

This would require background functionality which isn’t currently possible. Sorry! You would have to eject and develop with ExpoKit in order to achieve this.



Thanks for the info! Will background functionality become available in the future?

Yes! The first step will background geolocation which is getting much closer to being added to the SDK. Adding subsequent background functionality will be easier thanks to the foundation laid by bgloc.

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