Pokemon Go was certainly one of the most sensational games of last year. Seeing as how this one small mobile phone game could cause so much international pandemonium and bring thousands of users together at random in the same place hunting for the same Pokemon, you’d think it’d last the year. But Pokemon Go’s popularity is dwindling, and its first real life official event was a complete disaster, which clearly didn’t help with anything.
Still, there are still a lot of people that play Pokemon Go, and they’ve got a problem: they can’t listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks while playing because, as soon as they fire up Pokemon Go, it steals all audio focus and thus nothing can play in the background. Luckily, there is a little known way to stop this. If you want to know what it is, then keep reading.
There is one technical solution to stop Pokemon Go from monopolizing audio focus on your device, but it’s dangerous and it requires cracking your phone’s system more or less. So it’s not worth it in our opinion, even though many tech websites suggest it. If you take anything away from this article, let it be this: don’t ruin your phone over a minor inconvenience with a game. Especially when there’s a less invasive solution somewhere out there.
So what is that? Well, there are certain audio streaming and podcast apps that have an inbuilt setting to keep audio focus for themselves when running. Even though the Pokemon Go app is built in such a way that it require full audio focus on itself when opened, these apps manage to overpower it sometimes. So they are the best solution we’ve got for you today, and we advise you not to try otherwise.