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Is there an Android audio app that runs in the background and can have audio links offloaded to it (i.e. be the target of the intent) so the user can continue listening when the browser or foreground app that launched the audio link is closed? Or another way to configure this?

I'm on Jelly Bean and the built-in audio player sits in the foreground stopping the sound when I transition away from the foreground app. For example, an MP3 podcast link. The issue occurs in Google Reader app too.

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Is this a browse 'feature'? Or, part of the 'design document' for Android app. design? It seems odd that both browser and reader app. have the same issue. –  david6 Sep 29 '12 at 3:51
    
The browser plays MP3s using one player and Google reader another but they both suffer me the same issue by not allowing me to leave the app without breaking the audio stream. –  John K Sep 29 '12 at 3:58
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I finally came across ServeStream, a free app in the Google Play store. It offloads podcasts and the like nicely into the background while you continue to use other apps on the device.

One great thing about ServeStream is it's open source, so you can play with the code if you wish.

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