This sample shows how to implement a media app that allows background playback of audio, and provide a media library that is exposed to other apps.
To implement a MediaBrowserService, you need to:
Extend MediaBrowserServiceCompat, implementing the media browsing related methods onGetRoot and onLoadChildren;
In onCreate, start a new MediaSession and call super.setSessionToken() with this MediaSession's token;
Set a MediaSession.Callback class on the MediaSession. The callback class will receive all the user's actions, like play, pause, etc;
Handle all the actual music playing using any method your app prefers (for example, the Android MediaPlayer class)
Whenever it changes, update info about the playing item and the playing queue using MediaSession corresponding methods (setMetadata, setPlaybackState, setQueue, setQueueTitle, etc)
To make it compatible with Android Auto, you also need to:
Declare a meta-data tag in AndroidManifest.xml linking to a xml resource with a automotiveApp root element. For a media app, this must include an <uses name="media"/> element as a child.
For example, in AndroidManifest.xml:
<meta-data android:name="com.google.android.gms.car.application" android:resource="@xml/automotive_app_desc"/>
And in res/xml/automotive_app_desc.xml:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <automotiveApp> <uses name="media"/> </automotiveApp>
<service android:name=".service.MusicService" android:exported="true"> <intent-filter> <action android:name="android.media.browse.MediaBrowserService" /> </intent-filter> </service>
This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the "gradlew build" command or use "Import Project" in Android Studio.
If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-MediaBrowserService
Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request through GitHub. Please see CONTRIBUTING.md for more details.
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