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Casting from mobile pauses when screen is turned off

Nobodyin303Nobodyin303 Posts: 43Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited May 2017 in Android (mobile)

Running the latest beta and now when I cast to my Rasplex, if I am on the main episode screen or the season screen of a TV season and the screen sleeps, the casting pauses. If I go back up higher, to the main screen (on deck, new, etc) I can shut off the screen and the stream stays playing. Just started with this latest update.

Nexus 6P, Android 7.1.1



  • jens.bergqvistjens.bergqvist Posts: 32Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I have the same behaviour when casting to Chromecast with the latest beta.
    Nexus 6P, Android O (dev preview 2)

  • Nobodyin303Nobodyin303 Posts: 43Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Just updated to and same behavior.

  • kegobeer-plexkegobeer-plex Posts: 5,866Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    If you haven't posted this in the Android (mobile) beta board it probably won't get the attention it needs. @Nobodyin303 you might want to comment on the thread jens.bergqvist started in the beta board.

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  • nibble4bitsnibble4bits Posts: 166Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited May 2017

    I am having this problem too with the same beta version @Nobodyin303 mentioned and the update after that one.

    I can workaround it, when the focus is taken off of Plex, pull down your notifications and resume playing from the Chromecast status.

    Device: Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950U (T-Mobile)
    Android N 7.0
    Samsung Experience Version 8.1

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    Plex Servers: Windows 10 Pro, Intel i7-2600 @ 3.4GHz (Intel Core i7-2600 @ 3.40GHz, 8,226 PassMarks), 16 GB memory

    Client Devices: Several Android phones, Chromecast streaming (1st & 2nd gen), Roku Premiere & Express, NVIDIA Shield Pro (2017), and plex.tv.

  • jens.bergqvistjens.bergqvist Posts: 32Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This issue appears to be solved in the latest beta (

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