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How to stop Samsung Music?

Whilst playing around with my new S22 I decided to try playing an audio file using Samsung Music. I was surprised to discover that I could then only pause the play - there's no stop button. Even after I closed the app (Recents button and Close All) it was still appearing in the notifications pull-down. The only way I could find to get rid of it was to go into App Manager and do a force stop on it.

The lack of a stop button seems a strange omission. Is there any other way?

If not can anyone recommend a good 3rd-party audio player?
 
I've yet to use a player that has a stop and close option. They seem to be designed to be out of sight behind all other apps and continue to play. I play or stream tunes daily while working and I just pause the player when I'm through listening. It bothered me until I realized the players use very little resources and likely use nothing while paused. I have a S21 and after closing all apps the player still shows in notifications. I believe the app is closed. The ability to resume play is no longer available and it has to reload my library when initiated from notifications. There might be a player that has a close app option but I've not used or looked for it.
 
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Thanks for your response olbriar. I rarely use my phone for audio and it niggles me that there's something I can't properly stop once started even if it is using minimal or no resources. Including a stop button wouldn't prevent those who want it to remain in the background from just pausing. It just seems very untidy to be still showing in the notifications but unable to be resumed.

If, as you say, this seems to be a common design feature it's probably not worth me trying to find an alternative. I'll just have to use force stop on the few occasions I use it.
 
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FYI you can turn off the notification entirely if you want. The app isn't included in the modern Samsung phones (needing to be installed from Galaxy Store) so it is possible to disable all notifications entirely if you don't like the persistent notification. I just use the widget if I want to do what the notification tries to do. But on the modern Samsungs I used, the music controls on the lockscreen vanish within minutes of my stopping/pausing playback. Unfortunately, that also happened on the Galaxy Watch (where it shows 'unknown' where playback controls should be) causing me to no longer be able to conveniently resume music from the watch.
 
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I use Samsung music to listen to all my music and as of yesterday the "X" that I used to stop the playback has disappeared, and I cannot find a way to get it back. Is there anybody out there in Samsung land that can tell me what to do to get it back, please?? I don't like not being able to pull it down from the notification bar and turn the music off. TIA.
 
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I have a similar issue, martij715. Really would appreciate a fix Mr. Samsung.
If your "x" to turn off the music is gone, what you have to do now is swipe down to get your notifications, expand the music bar and then just simply swipe it right to make it turn off. I learned this last week, quite by accident. But it will cut off the player now when you do that. If that is the problem you were encountering.
 
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