Article ID : SX528402 / Last Modified : 04/19/2018

When casting media content, I cannot control playback

    You might experience that you cannot control playback when casting media content using screen mirroring or Chromecast™, after the screen of your Xperia™ device has been turned off for a while. The reason that you suddenly cannot, for example, pause or add videos to the playlist may be that STAMINA mode has been activated automatically to save battery power.

    To solve the problem, try these actions one after the other. Verify after each action whether the problem was solved before trying the next one.

    • Try deactivating STAMINA mode, either manually or by connecting a charger to your device. If this solves the problem, STAMINA mode has most likely caused casting to stop.
    • To avoid the issue, remove the media content app you're using from the list of battery-optimised apps in Settings. When the app has been removed from the list, you can continue using it.

    Deactivating STAMINA mode

    Android 7.0

    To deactivate STAMINA mode manually

    1. Drag down the status bar to open the Notification panel and then tap the notification STAMINA mode activated.
    2. Drag the slider beside On to the left.

    Android 6.0

    To deactivate STAMINA mode manually

    1. Drag down the status bar to open the Notification panel and then tap the notification STAMINA mode activated.
    2. Tap Never to deactivate STAMINA mode.

    Removing an app from the battery optimisation list

    To remove an app from the battery optimisation list

    1. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Battery.
    3. Tap the menu button (three vertical dots) and select Battery optimisation to view a list of non-battery-optimised apps.
    4. To add the media app whose content you're casting to the list of non-battery-optimised apps, tap APPS and then mark the checkbox for the media app. The app is added to the NOT OPTIMISED list.