1. 6029KingStephen's Avatar
    I have a 950XL and got the Display Dock from Microsoft to go with it.

    I really only have one use case for it, but to me it's an important one - playing my Groove Music content through the TV and so through the home cinema kit connected to it.

    I have run into what seems like a show-stopper issue for this use - as soon as the phone screen times out, the music stops playing. And I cannot set the screen timeout interval to any longer than 5 minutes. I thought, ah I can just restart the music from the lock screen, but no, it doesn't allow that

    Am I missing something here? All I want to do is to connect up the phone, start playing an album or playlist, and just leave it playing through my TV, the way I can to a bluetooth speaker, for instance. Thanks for any help you can offer
    mcbeastly likes this.
    12-10-2015 04:51 PM
  2. mooro26's Avatar
    Ditto. Can't find a workaround.
    12-16-2015 07:05 AM
  3. 6029KingStephen's Avatar
    Please vote for this issue on the Windows Feedback app, and fingers crossed the Groove team will deal with it. Thanks.
    mcbeastly likes this.
    12-16-2015 07:47 AM
  4. elindalyne's Avatar
    It's something they're working on... but check out this for now - Turn off your phone's display during Continuum with this simple app | Windows Central
    12-16-2015 08:47 AM
  5. 6029KingStephen's Avatar
    I think I need the opposite to that! An app that prevents the phone from timing out when Continuum is in use playing media.
    12-16-2015 09:06 AM
  6. mcbeastly's Avatar
    Still have the same problem over 12 months later. Is this really being addressed?
    12-01-2016 05:39 PM
  7. daimv's Avatar
    Frustrating, yeah. But meanwhile I think the "Blackout for Continuum" app will let you have your phone screen off and prevent it from locking, which should work fine for you.
    12-01-2016 09:46 PM
  8. sketchy9's Avatar
    The latest insider build allowed you to set the external screen to never time out, so your can play music without it stopping.
    Xsled likes this.
    12-04-2016 10:32 AM
  9. Jimmy Banksss's Avatar
    If you go into now playing and fullscreen it doesn't time out (without using any external apps or making any changes to timeout settings anywhere)

    I use groove music on continuum and it is 100% like using a full PC (I checked).

    That's one of the main uses that I use continuum for. When I am doing something intensive on my laptop, I plug in continuum to my other monitor, to lighten the load on my laptop.
    12-06-2016 09:26 AM
  10. SlideWRX's Avatar
    Glad I found this. I'm using blackout for continuum and my phone is noticeably cooler running.
    12-06-2016 12:43 PM

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