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How to launch Poweramp from another andoid app into playing an m3u playlist

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I have the following code which works for Google Play Music but partly for Poweramp


      public void playSelectedPlaylist(String playlistname) {

        Intent intent = new Intent( MediaStore.INTENT_ACTION_MEDIA_PLAY_FROM_SEARCH);

        intent.putExtra(MediaStore.Audio.Playlists.ENTRY_CONTENT_TYPE, "android.intent.extra.playlist" );

        intent.putExtra(SearchManager.QUERY, playlistname);

        intent.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_MEDIA_FOCUS, "vnd.android.cursor.item/playlist");


        if (intent.resolveActivity(getPackageManager()) != null) {



            doToast("Sorry, no app was found to service this request", context);





The intent is INTENT_ACTION_MEDIA_PLAY_FROM_SEARCH and it finds all those apps that have this in their manifest.xml file. So far so good as Poweramp shows up.


Selecting  Poweramp from the choices does present the user with the appropriate playlist. When clicking this and select "Play" nothing happens other than Poweramp asking me if I want to play filtered or play all. Selecting either has not effect as nothing happens


The intent.putExtra(SearchManager.QUERY, playlistname) is as follows:

[ResolveInfo{410e93c8 com.maxmpz.audioplayer.PlayListActivity p=0 o=0 m=0x108000}]


Poweramp has the following actions for PlayListActivity







The PlayerUIActivity has




Looking at this I assume that Poweramp reacts as a potential app to handle the activity but when it then has to deal with a playlist, there is no action to process it.

Is my assumption correct? If so, will this functionality be added to the next release?




Google Play Music does play the playlist without any problems.


Anyone with suggestions, thoughts I can try out?

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I finally managed to get a Poweramp Playlist to be launched from within another app (New Playlist Manager).

For those interested:

public void playSelectedPlaylist(String playlist_id){

    Intent intent = new Intent(PowerampAPI.ACTION_API_COMMAND);
            intent.putExtra(PowerampAPI.COMMAND, PowerampAPI.Commands.OPEN_TO_PLAY)
    Intent explicit_intent = new Intent(createExplicitFromImplicitIntent(getActivity(), intent));


The Poweramp library needs to be included.

ps. I have not shown the createExplicitFromImplicitIntent method but contact me if you want this.

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