InAppBrowser playing podcast while app is in background - lock screen controls

Hi everyone,

I have a situation where I have an Ionic app that loads a webpage in the InAppBrowser plugin. The page that loads has a podcast - using a standard tag.

If I play the podcast and minimise the app and lock the phone, or just lock the phone, the podcast continues to play. However I do not get the play / pause control on the lock screen like I do if I open the same page and podcast in Chrome on the device.

Any thoughts? I have it working on ios, but Android does not want to show the controls…

ionic info

cli packages: (/Users/chrisdelambert/Documents/stjohncpg/node_modules)

@ionic/cli-utils  : 1.10.1
ionic (Ionic CLI) : 3.10.1

global packages:

Cordova CLI : 7.0.1 

local packages:

@ionic/app-scripts : 2.1.4
Cordova Platforms  : android 6.2.3 ios 4.4.0
Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.6.0


Android SDK Tools : 26.0.2
ios-deploy        : 1.9.1 
ios-sim           : 6.0.0 
Node              : v8.1.4
npm               : 5.1.0 
OS                : macOS Sierra
Xcode             : Xcode 8.3.3 Build version 8E3004b