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Multitasking does not work for Metro IE?

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    thx, i confirm that music runs fine in the background but how do i now stream internet radio in the background ?

    may Metro be with you ....

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    You are welcome.

    As far as I can see metro IE doesn't take advantage of music background task which means there is not really any way to listen to internet radio on it. (I may be wrong and it may actually use it)

    So your choices are:

    A) report it to Microsoft and hope that they implement it into next versions (RC). But I don't believe that they will add it. It is not implemented in Windows Phone IE as well. This was probably done under assumption that people will use appropriate apps if they want to have background music or video. (which is wrong as many people like you still use browser for such tasks)

    B) Use appropriate applications as Microsoft wants you to do. Music app for your offline music and try looking at Store for Internet Radio apps which should have background music playback abilities.

    C) go old school. Just use desktop browser like Chrome, Firefox or desktop IE itself.

    I hope these will help you.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Last edited by Kari; 04 Mar 2012 at 10:46.
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