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Music players stops when I start my app Xamarin.ios with media manager

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🐛 Bug Report

When I add media manager to my project, and initialize it, then deploy the app on my device. If I play music on a music player like Spotify before launching my app, the player stops playing music. I tried changing the AVAudioSession Category inside the app delegate, before initializing Xamarin media manager as follows; but it didn’t work.

AVAudioSession.SharedInstance().SetActive(false); AVAudioSession.SharedInstance().SetCategory(AVAudioSession.CategoryAmbient); AVAudioSession.SharedInstance().SetActive(true); CrossMediaManager.Current.Init();

Expected behavior

When launching a the app, it should stop the media player only when we start playing media in our app, and not at app start.

Reproduction steps

  • install Xamarin Media Manager in your xamarin ios project
  • Initialize in app delegate
  • Deploy to an iOS device
  • Start a music player and launch music on it (Spotify etc)
  • Start our app we deployed earlier
  • As soon as the app launches, the media player’s music stops


Version: 1.x


  • 📱 iOS
  • 🤖 Android
  • 🏁 WPF
  • 🌎 UWP
  • 🍎 MacOS
  • 📺 tvOS
  • 🐒 Xamarin.Forms

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Reactions:1
  • Comments:7

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stavroaudishocommented, Jan 3, 2023

Any news? @martijn00

narciszaitcommented, Aug 23, 2022

maybe an idea would be to choose if we want to hijack the AudioSession when we call CrossMediaManager.Current.Init(); that causes the issue on iOS - line 106 here:

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