I got one annoying issue. I encountered it during reading of this question: What is the nationality of Felonious Gru?

It has YouTube video in the answer. The problem is when I start this video, and navigate to other question\app - the video doesn't stop and still keeps playing in the background. The only solution to stop it is to manually stop the video or close application at all.

Here is a link to my video with steps to reproduce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbXl4-mFi2U. As you can see on the video:

  1. I opened a link from Gmail app
  2. Then I started the video playback
  3. On 0:05 second, I clicked the Home button, so the application was minimized
  4. Then after 6-7 seconds of waiting, I reopened it back from list of last applications
  5. As you can see after that video was on 0:13 second, and all that time the sound was playing while application was minimized.
  6. Then I reproduced it again by minimizing it on 0:20 and restoring it on 0:27.

Common information: Nexus 9 and stock Android 5.1. Stack Exchange app v1.0.71 (the latest in the store).


1 Answer 1


This will be fixed in 1.0.84.

Using this answer, How to stop youtube video playing in Android webview?, we pause all the web views when the activity pauses, stopping video playback.

  • Thanks! i'll mark this answer as answered after test it with 1.0.84 Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 9:26

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