I want the music to keep playing in the background while I practice Spanish on the Duolingo app. The music player stops while Duolingo is trying to play sound as of now.
Is this possible?
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As for my device, whenever I play Duolingo and music at the same time, then the audio fades slightly with CM 12 built-in player
Now if you are OK with any third-party application, here is what you need to do.
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You CAN play two audio simultaneously. I don't think it's possible with the stock Music player. You can install a third-party music player. In Rocket Music player, you can configure the Audio Focus to ignore the other audio apps while this player is playing. You can do so by setting the option under the
Rocket Player Settings > Sound > Audio Focus,
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While I tried to play a song in the Google Play Music app and played a song in the ES File Explorer, the Play Music song stopped. But while doing the same in Play Music and then in Rocket Player, the songs never paused. They both played simultaneously.
Samsung's SoundAssistant does this and allows you to adjust the volume of both apps separately.
Not sure if Samsung's app store (Galaxy Store) or the app itself is available for non-Samsung devices, but it may be possible.
MPV for Android continues playing audio as well. If you connect an external keyboard, you can adjust the volume independently of other apps with the
For a free app alternative that allows playing in the background: SoundAura
SoundAura can also switch between an audio focus respecting mode, and a 'play in background' mode that ignores audio focus rules and allows SoundAura to play audio alongside other apps.