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Android Auto Playback

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Bluetooth media features in current cars... well... suck. Android Auto is Google's and Android Open Handset Alliance's attempt to create the best experience for car infotainment systems without the features becoming a distraction to driving. With the advent of the Android Auto app on the Play Store yesterday, Google has released a documentation for audio playback:

 

https://developer.android.com/training/auto/audio/index.html

 

I think adding this to Poweramp would be a great addition. What do others think? I personally think the Android Auto (and Apple Carplay) are hugely underrated.

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I would absolutely love for this to be supported. The power amp interface and options are so much better then the google music interface.

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I would absolutely love for this to be supported. The power amp interface and options are so much better then the google music interface.

Yup... it's why the $5 for the app is absolutely worth it. It'd be weird to pay $5 and not get Android Auto playback though... IMO.

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Yes, I would love Android Auto support for this app. My next car will have it (2016 VW Golf GTI).

 

There are only a small handful of cars on the streets that support it now, but 2016 models are rolling in within the next few months which means that the growth of Android auto support will be exponential.  I'm talking from about 4 car models to about 30-50 models during the 2016 model year.

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+1

 

I feel Android Auto and CarPlay are the new standards for auto "infotainment" systems.  As more and more cars (and head units) support these and more and more drivers use these, they will only get better.

 

The list of Android Auto-compatible media apps seems to be growing, but only contains mediocre music players compared to Power Amp.

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+1 For Android Auto support! Just took deliv of a 2016 car with it and it's fabulous. Google Play Music sucks but Poweramp would be brilliant. I'd pay a premium to get Android Auto compatibility! Thanks for your consideration.

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I strongly desire to buy a new head unit that supports this, but until Poweramp supports Android Auto, I really dont want to have to go back to Google Music; Ive been too spoiled by Poweramp. Please get this feature...Ill beg if I have to!

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I just got a new car with android auto and I love it... except for google play music, which is horrible.  I've been a Poweramp user for many years and would be happy to pay extra to get an auto compatible version!

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+1

 

Get onto this guys. There are currently NO other apps currently available on Android Auto (other than Google Play Music) for playing music stored on your phone. All of the other apps are streaming apps.

 

Fantastic opportunity for exposure to an emerging market.

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I want to use Poweramp too! It would be great if PA supports Android Auto, i don´t like the streaming apps. In my new Skoda Fabia is Android Auto installed and it´s great, but with PA support it would be even better. ;)

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Please develop Poweramp for Android Auto. This is the missing link for Android Auto to really become something special. My car supports Android Auto but I don't use it because it only supports Google Music right now. Most of my music is HD lossless and Bluetooth takes away from the in car listening experience. I want this feature so badly I would gladly pay a higher price to have Poweramp HD playback in the car. Please make this happen ASAP!!

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+1 from me as well! To be honest this is the reason I signed up for the forums xD Soon I should be getting a Pioneer head unit that's compatible with Android Auto and I'd LOVE if Poweramp was compatible with it. It triumphs over every audio player that's compatible already, so could this please become a thing? :)

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As there are two threads with this issue....

Another +1 ... I am waiting on delivery of a new car, which will have a media syste which is Android Auto compatible. Would love to be able to keep using the app with this feature.

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This is a must have feature for this app.  Android auto is really taking off in popularity and BT audio quality is still lacking.

I would love to see Poweramp's fantastic default view with large album art on my Android Auto display.

I think there's also a possibility that Google would approve including an option to have milkdrop visuals play as they could be argued to be more of a passive visual experience or something for passengers to look at rather than something that would draw the direct attention of the driver.

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It would be brilliant to have Android Auto compatibility for this great music player, however, I doubt if Mr.Google, in his wisdom, would allow a different interface on the screen compared to Google Play, which is ghastly. MD Player is AA compatible but has the same Google interface, which completely spoils things. Having said that, it would be a "foot in the door" for the future when things might improve on the Google AA display. One of the things I really like about Poweramp is the screen display, and I would be pleasantly surprised if we would get that at the present time even if Poweramp was compatible.

 

 

Edited by His Worship
P.S.There seem to be two threads on this topic

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I prefer Drivemode (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.drivemode.android&hl=en) rather than AndroidAuto. The reason is this supports my favorite music app, Power Amp and Navigation app Waze. AndroidAuto we are limited to use google's own apps for these two functions. Drivemode shows 4.4* user rating and AA shows 3.8* :/

 

Check DriveMode and let me know as well how much this is user friendly than Android Auto.

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Add me to the list of those requesting android auto support. MDplayer works, but is in the shadow of your app! Plz help us, your supporters, to again injoy our music in our autos. 

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Yes, please add me also to the list.

 

I think it is essential to have a real good mp3 player in the android auto app
- and that should be Poweramp, don't you agree...?

 

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Just got Android Auto on my new Ford.

While I can still use Poweramp on my phone and play it in the background, I would love to have it available as an Android Auto app please!

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