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Wowza SDK Android not resume streaming after application coming background to foreground


I am using Wowza SDK for Android.

I have an issue when I am streaming and the app goes in background.

When the app comes to the foreground. Streaming not resumed.

Is Woza android SDK support Streaming resumed feature because it exists on IOS SDK?

Thanks for the question @Frederick Ackroyd. you are correct that we do support this in iOS, but unfortunately this is not yet supported in our Android SDK. We are working on it though and will update you when it is ready.

Thanks @Rose Power-Wowza Community Manager for your quick reply on it.

Please inform us if your team will do fix for this issue in the future release.


Hi ,

I am using wowza IOS SDK. same as Android , IOS wowza streaming not getting resume after application enter from background to foreground. Let me know if there is another way of doing the same.


Please inform us if the issue is resolved or not

Not yet supported in the Android SDK, only in iOS. We have an internal ticket to support this soon.

Hi @Rose Power-Wowza Community Manager,

Do you provide the support from background to foreground live stream resume in android while using ULL video streaming format or its Wowza Go coder android SDK issue.

Waiting for your reply.


Hi @Frederick Ackroyd, good to hear from you. I wish I had better news for you as the background/foreground issue was corrected in the latest iOS SDK release, but not yet for the Android SDK.

I’m sorry I don’t have a date on this being released in the Android SDK.

Hi Kristina and Frederick,

GoCoder works in the same way of any other player/broadcaster in Android.

You have to manage your own activity/fragment lifecycle and stop the media in onStop() and resume (if playing) in onResume().

For more information, please refer to:

Let me know if you have any questions


During live streaming when app goes into background and comes to foreground then video streaming not resumed. Only audio is sent but video frames not sent.

Is Wowza support resume video streaming ?
This is already supported in iOS using backgroundBroadcastEnabled function in WowzaConfig class.

is there any similar available in Android.
Please let me know.



I am facing similar type problem.
on Resuming from background to foreground, video broadcast is not resumed.
Connection is still going on and Audio is also transmitting but video broadcast is not sent.

Can you pls help me for the same.