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In my Samsung with Android, when I open an MP3 file from the Dropbox folder, I hear the music, but when I go to another application, the music stops.

Is there a way to listen to the music in the background, while I do other things?

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  • When I click the MP3 file, I am asked whether I want to use "Google Play" or "Sound Player". I guess the preinstalled app is the "Sound Player". Anyway, whether I choose this or that option, the sound is only played in the foreground, and stops when I switch to another app. – Erel Segal Halevi Jan 24 '15 at 20:03
  • Try looking for the settings which allow the player to keep playing in the background. I'm not sure which player you are using so i don't know if and where this setting will be, but most players have them these days. – Revam Jan 25 '15 at 11:07
  • @Andruseto the samsung is sm-t330nu. – Erel Segal-Halevi Jan 27 '15 at 10:56
  • ...and i do not know how to find my android version. – Erel Segal-Halevi Jan 27 '15 at 10:58
  • ah, i see, it is android 4.4.2 – Erel Segal-Halevi Jan 27 '15 at 18:19
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Go to the pop up menu for the file and select export, Then save it to the device. Now it's on your phone and can be played via your native media player

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Download Google Play Music if it already isn't installed. It always works...

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