I use Plex to watch TV/Movies (which stream from my home network) and I AirPlay it to my Apple TV. When AirPlaying, I have no problem navigating away to check my messages, etc.

However when I open some apps, usually games such as Pokemon Go (I like to wait for Pokemon while watching casual shows), it disconnects the AirPlay. Seconds later I hear my show playing through my phone speakers and I have to navigate to the Plex app to stop it.

Why does this happen and how can I prevent AirPlay from disconnecting?

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    I would wager it's something to do with the way Pokemon Go accesses the audio system on the phone and/or it's programmed to disallow use of AirPlay. – tubedogg Jul 30 '16 at 19:45
  • @tubedogg I have sounds turned off on the game and.. why would it disallow AirPlay? Why would it even do that? – Insane Jul 30 '16 at 19:46
  • You'd have to ask Niantic. They're the only ones that could answer that specific question (or your broader question in general) with any certainty. – tubedogg Jul 30 '16 at 19:47
  • @tubedogg Well I was asking why would they not why do they, to pick your brain for any reason you think could be the case – Insane Jul 30 '16 at 19:50
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    I have no idea. It doesn't make much sense. The other thing is it may be a funky interaction between the apps - it isn't necessarily something done on purpose. – tubedogg Jul 30 '16 at 19:59

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