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Turn-by-turn navigation instructions not heard when DoggCatcher is playing

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guss77
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Turn-by-turn navigation instructions not heard when DoggCatcher is playing

[Possibly related to http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/5676 but I didn't find if there was a solution there except complaining about Android 4 which no longer relevant]

When using DoggCatcher connected over bluetooth (either car bluetooth or A2DP headset), when a navigation app plays turn-by-turn navigation, DoggCatcher pauses for a bit but no navigation instructions are heard. When manually pausing DoggCatcher, navigation instructions are played correctly.

OS: Android 10
Device: Nokia 6.1

I tried with both Google Maps and Waze and it behaves the same. I also tested PodcastAddict as an alternative podcast player and there it behaves correctly - the audio pauses and the turn-by-turn navigation instruction is heard (contrary to music apps that continue to play and just duck the audio).

WayneC
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Audio Routing Issue

First try deleting the Bluetooth pairing from both the car audio system and the phone and then re pair again.

If that fails to resolve the problem....uninstall/reinstall the app..after you backup first (DC Navigation Menu>Settings>Backup/Restore/Export)

Run Backup
Uninstall
Reinstall
Run Restore

guss77
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More tests

I had to factory reset my phone (due to other issues) and I also cleared and re-paired the car Bluetooth multiple times, removed and reinstalled DoggCatcher a couple of times.

Results:
- The problem is still persisting: with DoggCatcher playing, navigation instructions are muted - the playback is paused for the duration, but the instructions are not heard.
- Unlike what I said earlier, It only happens with the car's Bluetooth: an HFP/A2DP headset works fine. I'll try an A2DP only device later (a speaker) though I expect that it would work fine as the car Bluetooth works more like an HFP/A2DP headset.
- The turn by turn navigation instructions aren't completely silenced - it is actually clipped at the beginning, and depending on the load on the device and how long the navigation instructions are, sometime you can hear the end of it.
- After resetting the phone I also re-installed Podcast Addict and also tried Pocket Cast, and they both exhibit the same problem - I'm sure that Podcast Addict was OK before, but after the re-install it behaves like DoggCatcher.

guss77
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Update regarding podcatchers and bluetooth car connectivity

I've tested again with Google Podcasts, which appears to not have this issue: in a single drive, using the same turn-by-turn navigation (Google Maps) and switching audio players:
- DoggCatcher pauses during navigation instructions but instructions are not heard
- Podcast Addict pauses during navigation instructions but instructions are not heard
- Google Podcasts pauses during navigation instructions and instructions are heard properly.

Assuming that Google Podcasts is not using a secret API now accessible to competing players, it looks that while the issue is common to multiple players, it is not unsolvable.