frequently asked questions
  1. The music stops playing frequently
  2. What keyboard shortcuts are there?
  3. How about media keys?

The music stops playing frequently

Issue

Chrome is no longer automatically playing songs when a tab is in the background. Some songs do still play automatically.

The songs do play automatically if the current song is from YouTube and the next song is from YouTube as well. But if the current song is from SoundCloud and the next one is from YouTube you will still need to place the tab in focus to play the next song.

Solutions

This is not the case in Safari and Firefox on desktop so in the meantime I'll advise you to use those.

You can now disable this feature on Chrome here:

  1. Copy paste this in your address bar: chrome://flags/#disable-gesture-requirement-for-media-playback
  2. Click on Enable

More

What keyboard shortcuts are there?

Key Function
Ctrl + Space Play / Stop
Ctrl + Up Arrow Previous Song
Ctrl + Left Arrow Previous Song
Ctrl + Down Arrow Next Song
Ctrl + Right Arrow Next Song

How about media keys?

This is not possible without an extension, Streamkeys is a good extension for Chrome.