Loss for words; No music with the screen off?

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  1. cricenog

    cricenog New Member

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    I'm at a loss for words, so disappointed, I spent two days getting the Surface 3 all setup from my iPad Air, and I find out if I have Spotify open and streaming music via Airfoil to my wireless speaker, the moment the screen turns off the music stops. I've tried all the "workarounds" I can find with no luck. I cannot believe out of all the issues out there this is what will cause me to return it. Is there really no way to do this? This is a huge part of what I use my tablet for.

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    I assume this is a desktop app it should work with a modern Windows Store App.
     
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    Modern Widow apps stay on when screen is off, all others suspend, ala Connected Display.
     
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    It would help greatly if you at least outlined what you have tried.

    I have what I am sure the answer is, but see no point writing stuff if you have tried it.

    Try to be constructive and objective when obtaining a solution.
     
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    You're right, sorry about that, just disappointed.

    I've tried adding "-enable-exclusive-audio" to the end of the executable (This was specific to Chrome, I have not tried that yet), only in the Spotify app, and I've tried nircmd registry hack for the option to turn off the display - http://www.lovemysurface.net/turn-off-the-screen-on-surface-tablets/

    I've looked at the various power settings, but no luck.

    Yes, these are desktop apps - if there is a way to run Spotify via a metro app I can give it a try.

    Thanks everyone, apologize for my tone, I was just astonished and really want this to work!
     
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    That's just the way it is unless you have a Modern app. The Surface is a great device, but it's not a whole replacement for my iPad.
     
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    All Windows Application will suspend when the machine goes into Connected Standby, the Xbox Music App will continue to run as well as a few others. Spotify will hopefully port over their Windows Phone App to a Universal App when Windows 10 launches...
     
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    Do you know when that will be?

    Looks like there are a few other registry hacks I can try, I'll post the results, but if anyone has other thoughts please let me know. Thanks!!
     
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    That is up to Spotify....I have no inside info on the when
     
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    I mean for Windows 10, but looks like end of July.

    With a native metro app, would it keep the Bluetooth connection? I am going to try that tonight with Xbox Music, may even switch from Spotify if I can move all my playlists. Thanks!
     
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    We don't know a date except that Joe B. said this summer for PC launch....
     
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    Anyone have an alternative way to get pandora to work? I'm new to windows 8 so I will sound clueless lol
     

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