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Question [Q] controll which app produces sound

OP Moldat

14th March 2014, 10:16 AM   |  #1  
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Hi, i have a question/problem thats been bugging me for a while and i couldnt find a solution...

I want to be able to listen to music while playing a game/ using an app, now some apps are ok with this and "shut up" the moment you start playing music, but others, such as kingdom rush for example, shut down the music playback the moment you open the app.

Is there a method to controll wich app produces sound? Much like on the pc?

Thats in advance for your help =]


(Also i read some where that the best way to get an answer is not to ask a question but instead provide the wrong answer, so here goes: ANDROID SUCKS BECAUSE THERES NO WAY TO CONTROL WHICH APP PRODUCES SOUBD!! =] )
14th March 2014, 12:27 PM   |  #2  
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Hello @Moldat

Firstly, this can be quite easily achieved if you're running a device with Android 4.4.

I'm not sure if "App Ops" is available on lower android versions. But if you're on KitKat, you can simply go into App Ops, scroll through the apps, find you game. And turn off the "Media Volume".

This stops the game from using inbuilt music and sound fx. This means you can keep your music on in the background.

Hope this helped, if you need to ask anything else, please do so.

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14th March 2014, 12:30 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks for the answer kris!

Sadly my device isnt kitkat
14th March 2014, 12:41 PM   |  #4  
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Thanks for the answer kris!

Sadly my device isnt kitkat

What android version is it?

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14th March 2014, 12:45 PM   |  #5  
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Its 4.3
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Its 4.3

Oh you're in luck mate, go to the play store and search for "App Ops" download and install it. There are many choose the one that you feel like having. And its pretty much the same procedure, scroll lthrough apps and disable the media volume.

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