React Native module to display Now playing Info on lockscreen and handle remove control events
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react-native-music-control

React Native module to control remote controls on lockscreen + display Now playing Info on lockscreen (MPNowPlayingInfoCenter)

Play well with React Native Sound

Mix between :

Install

Add it to your project

npm install react-native-music-control --save

iOS

Manual

In XCode, right click Libraries. Click Add Files to "[Your project]". Navigate to node_modules/react-native-music-control. Add the file MusicControl.xcodeproj.

In the Project Navigator, select your project. Click the build target. Click Build Phases. Expand Link Binary With Libraries. Click the plus button and add libMusicControl.a under Workspace.

Android

Automatic

react-native link react-native-music-control

Manual

android/app/build.gradle

dependencies {
    ...
    compile "com.facebook.react:react-native:+"  // From node_modules
+   compile project(':react-native-music-control')
}

android/settings.gradle

...
include ':app'
+include ':react-native-music-control'
+project(':react-native-music-control').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, '../node_modules/react-native-music-control/android')

MainActivity.java

+import com.tanguyantoine.react.MusicControl;

public class MainApplication extends Application implements ReactApplication {
    //......

    @Override
    protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
        return Arrays.<ReactPackage>asList(
+           new MusicControl(),
            new MainReactPackage()
        );
    }

    //......
  }

Use

import MusicControl from 'react-native-music-control';

Now Playing

NB: You should call this method after a sound is playing

MusicControl.setNowPlaying({
  title: 'Billie Jean',
  artwork: 'http://lorempixel.com/400/400', // URL or File path
  artist: 'Michael Jackson',
  album: 'Thriller',
  genre: 'Post-disco, Rhythm and Blues, Funk, Dance-pop',
  duration: 294, // (Seconds)
  description: '', // Android Only
  color: 0xFFFFFF, // Notification Color - Android Only
  date: '1983-01-02T00:00:00Z', // Release Date (RFC 3339) - Android Only
  rating: 84 // Android Only (Percentage)
})

Playback

Currently, Android only

MusicControl.setPlayback({
  state: MusicControl.STATE_PLAYING, // (STATE_ERROR, STATE_STOPPED, STATE_PLAYING, STATE_PAUSED, STATE_BUFFERING)
  volume: 100, // (Percentage)
  speed: 1, // Playback Rate
  elapsedTime: 103, // (Seconds)
  bufferedTime: 200 // (Seconds)
})

Reset now playing

MusicControl.resetNowPlaying()

Enable/disable controls

iOS: Lockscreen

Android: Notification and external devices (cars, watches)

MusicControl.enableControl('play', true)
MusicControl.enableControl('pause', true)
MusicControl.enableControl('stop', false)
MusicControl.enableControl('nextTrack', true)
MusicControl.enableControl('previousTrack', false)
MusicControl.enableControl('seekForward', false);
MusicControl.enableControl('seekBackward', false);
MusicControl.enableControl('seek', false) // Android only
MusicControl.enableControl('rate', false) // Android only
MusicControl.enableControl('volume', true) // Android only
MusicControl.enableControl('enableLanguageOption', false); // iOS only
MusicControl.enableControl('disableLanguageOption', false); // iOS only
MusicControl.enableControl('skipForward', false); // iOS only
MusicControl.enableControl('skipBackward', false); // iOS only

skipBackward and skipForward controls on iOS accept additional configuration options with interval key:

MusicControl.enableControl('skipBackward', true, {interval: 15}))
MusicControl.enableControl('skipForward', true, {interval: 30}))

Register to events

componentDidMount() {
    MusicControl.enableBackgroundMode(true);

    MusicControl.on('play', ()=> {
      this.props.dispatch(playRemoteControl());
    })

    MusicControl.on('pause', ()=> {
      this.props.dispatch(pauseRemoteControl());
    })

    MusicControl.on('stop', ()=> {
      this.props.dispatch(stopRemoteControl());
    })

    MusicControl.on('nextTrack', ()=> {
      this.props.dispatch(nextRemoteControl());
    })

    MusicControl.on('previousTrack', ()=> {
      this.props.dispatch(previousRemoteControl());
    })

    MusicControl.on('seekForward', ()=> {});
    MusicControl.on('seekBackward', ()=> {});

    MusicControl.on('seek', (pos)=> {}); // Android only (Seconds)
    MusicControl.on('rate', (rating)=> {}); // Android only (Percentage)
    MusicControl.on('volume', (volume)=> {}); // Android only (Percentage)

    MusicControl.on('togglePlayPause', ()=> {}); // iOS only
    MusicControl.on('enableLanguageOption', ()=> {}); // iOS only
    MusicControl.on('disableLanguageOption', ()=> {}); // iOS only
    MusicControl.on('skipForward', ()=> {}); // iOS only
    MusicControl.on('skipBackward', ()=> {}); // iOS only
}

TODOS

  • Android support
  • Test
  • Publish package
  • React-Native link configuration for Android
  • React-Native link configuration for iOS
  • Android : Handle remote events
  • Android : Display cover artwork

Contributing

Of coursssssseeeeee. I'm waiting your PR :)