IOS lock screen controls

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    Hi Aboulfad

    Yes - we have a notification widget for iOS; https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/217184537

     

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    Aboulfad

    Thank you. Although it’s nice to find out there’s a widget, my question was wether there was “native” support integrated with Apple media controls.

    What’s handy with this, is that you can use the phones volume buttons to control volume wo waking the phone and you don’t need to do any other actions as flipping right with a widget. Also Album artwork is displayed. Please take a look at this lock screen screenshot from my Play-Fi app. 

    But I guess if you have a widget, then native media support is not there. At the very least, can we control the volume using the iPhone's volume buttons ?

    Regards.

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  • If you are playing from the iPhone or Spotify Connect, then yes.

    The iPhone's hard volume buttons also can be used to adjust volume.

     

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    Zeki

    Hi Tony, i dont get it, you say that the iphones hard volume buttons can adjust volume. But how? It just doesnt work on my device???

     

    I have the Latest IOS, blue OS etc 

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    Frederick Thomssen

    Hi Tony

    What we want is to be able to use the BluOS app and have lock screen controls at the same time. I do now want to use Qobuz/Tidal/Spotify and stream via AirPlay (think of the quality loss!). I want to use the native streaming capabilities of my Node 2i but still be able to control it as comfortable as if using the native music app on my iPhone.

    Cheers

    Freddy

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  • Hi Fred

    Thanks for the feedback - unfortunately Apple's iOS development rules don't let us. Since you are not directly controlling the phone or tablet's hardware, simply using it to control another third party - this violates Apple's design model. We would love to, but we can't. This is why you can do while using AirPlay or Spotify Connect because in those cases, the phone or tablet can be a speaker (though it may not be, at that moment).

    Thanks for your patience and understanding.

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    Frederick Thomssen

    Sad to hear this but quite understandable. Thank you!

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