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[Feature Request] Lock screen playback controls on iOS

lenaxialenaxia Posts: 446Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
If you download the Google Play app and cast to Chromecast, then lock your iPhone, playback controls are displayed on the lock screen in addition to the album art.

I'm not sure how much work it'd be but, would be nice to be able to do that with plex.
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  • Chris CChris C Posts: 7,632Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    That would definitely be cool (not just for Chromecast, but when remoting to other apps, too).  I'll pass the idea along!

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  • lenaxialenaxia Posts: 446Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Thanks Chris!
    Media Server: 14TB RAID6 Synology RS2416+ | Windows 10 Pro under Hyper-V | Intel i7-3770S | 32GB DDR3
    Playback Devices: Surface Pro | Nokia Lumia 950 | Xbox One | ChromeCast | 2x HTPC
    Plex for Windows Logs | PMS for Windows Logs | Media Naming Guide | Generating Sample Media
  • kdub454kdub454 Posts: 87Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Anything that eliminates an extra step is good in my book. +1
  • thinktwothinktwo Posts: 13Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Any info from Plex regarding this? Is it possible to implement?

  • SkycryerSkycryer Posts: 331Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Controlling the plex app from lock screen would be great. Would be sometimes easier to pause or skip music or movie casting to plex app on tv, raspberry or whatever.

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  • glukkiglukki Posts: 4Members ✭✭

    Playback controls on lockscreen while casting to chromecast — yes, please!

  • mberube09mberube09 Posts: 7Members ✭✭

    Is this possible? Would allow also my Plex app to not lose sync with the Chromecast

  • dstockwelldstockwell Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I'd love to have this feature actually work!
    It would probably also help to keep the Chromecast from disconnecting with the app so frequently.
    I'm not sure if it would explicitly hello but it seems the support for it is getting easier to implement. Set some run in background flags and play an empty audio file while casting.
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38897611/how-to-keep-gckcastsession-alive-when-app-goes-to-background

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