StreamingMedia not Working in the Background


TL;DR: Cannot get StreamingMedia work with BackgroundMode when the application is in the background.

I can use StreamingMedia properly, for even audio files hosted on the Internet and online radio streams. However, when I use BackgroundMode (my intent is to develop an app for my personal needs, listening to music on my favorite stations only.), the audio stops when I press Home or Tasks button on Android Virtual Device. I did not test it on an actual device; however, I assume it will work similarly.

Anybody knows how to overwhelm this issue or encountered the same problem?

Thanks in advance,

I tested this on an Actual Device (LG Nexus 5X and ASUS ZenFone 5) and they stop playing when you leave the app and/or put the device to sleep… Dunno why… Anyone?