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  1. binary visions

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    Issue: No apps other than Google Music will respond to AVRCP button presses (i.e. hitting pause/play/forward/back on your Bluetooth headset)

    Please star this issue if you would like a resolution:

    Issue 23172 - android - Apps other than "Music" not receiving Bluetooth Play/Pause commands after 4.0 update - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting

    I find it frustrating because Google has not implemented Podcasting into their stock app, so when I want to listen to podcasts, I cannot control the playback via Bluetooth.
     

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    I'm using Doggcatcher and the Bluetooth controls work flawlessly with my Gnex and that app. However, I also have Mog for music streaming and the Bluetooth controls don't work at all. I think it's something the developer will have to address in their apps due to ICS.
     
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    I have subsequently tried another music app (Pandora) and can confirm that it too does not respond to Bluetooth button presses. Doggcatcher has a specific option in settings to use Bluetooth headset buttons, so maybe that's why that particular app does work?

    At any rate, Android is *supposed* to give headset control to the foreground app by default, so I would definitely say this is an issue.
     
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