Play/Pause next/Prev buttons are greyed out in control center

In my application, playback is controlled from control center.
When playback is going on in AVPlayer(At this time playback controls are working fine from control center), I am loading a webview with other streaming URL.

Once streaming is done again I am starting playback from AVPlayer.
After this, Playback controls are greyed out in control center.

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    What would be the problem?

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    I ran into this problem as well working with an AVPlayer instance. You can use MPRemoteCommandCenter to set up controls on the lock screen and command center.

    MPRemoteCommandCenter *commandCenter = [MPRemoteCommandCenter sharedCommandCenter];
    
    commandCenter.previousTrackCommand.enabled = YES;
    [commandCenter.previousTrackCommand addTarget:self action:@selector(previousTapped:)];
    
    commandCenter.playCommand.enabled = YES;
    [commandCenter.playCommand addTarget:self action:@selector(playAudio)];
    
    commandCenter.pauseCommand.enabled = YES;
    [commandCenter.pauseCommand addTarget:self action:@selector(pauseAudio)];
    
    commandCenter.nextTrackCommand.enabled = YES;
    [commandCenter.nextTrackCommand addTarget:self action:@selector(nextTapped:)];
    

    previousTapped:, playAudio, pauseAudio, and nextTapped are all methods in my view controller that call respective methods to control my AVPlayer instance. To enable an action, you must explicitly set enabled to YES and provide a command with a target and selector.

    If you need to disable a specific action, you must explicitly set the enabled property to NO in addition to adding a target.

    commandCenter.previousTrackCommand.enabled = NO;
    [commandCenter.previousTrackCommand addTarget:self action:@selector(previousTapped:)];
    

    If you do not set enabled for the command, the item will not appear at all on the lock screen or in command center.

    In addition, remember to set your app up for background playback (add the UIBackgroundModes audio value to your Info.plist file.), set the player active, and check for errors:

    NSError *setCategoryError;
    NSError *setActiveError;
    [[AVAudioSession sharedInstance] setCategory:AVAudioSessionCategoryPlayback error:&setCategoryError];
    [[AVAudioSession sharedInstance] setActive:YES error:&setActiveError];
    

    Google brought me here because I was having an issue with the command center when using AdMob video ads, and a comment on the OP referenced AdMob. Posting here for anyone else also having these issues.

    AdMob video ads on iOS seem to utilize the MPRemoteCommandCenter for whatever reason. This may interfere with your app’s usage of the command center. Here’s what I came up with as a potential workaround to this: https://gist.github.com/ekilah/e74683291d3e7fafb947

    The “gist” of the workaround is to reset all of the sharedCommandCenters listeners and the MPNowPlayingInfoCenter‘s info dictionary after an ad from AdMob is fetched and after it’s played. The way the workaround goes about resetting all of the commands is less than pretty, but this is what I came up with. Maybe someone has a better method?

    This approach may also help the OP. Resetting things between different usages may be a solution.

    Finally I solved this problem by loading the mp3 url using AVplayer instead of loading it in UIWebview. Current playback time, total time can be retrieved from AVPlayer and also it is possible to seek the playback using slider.