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S2Charlie

Android Auto Support! Mod please respond!

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Seems like I replied in another thread, but just to be sure my vote is added for Android Auto support in Poweramp!

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Also just signed up just for this...  Had the app (paid version) for years, it's the best I could find and it's been awesome. And would gladly pay again/more for Android Auto integration.  Just bought a car with it and it only supports Google Play and Amazon Music, both of which pale in comparison with PA.

Please integrate with AA!  It is such a pain to use it now (only via Bluetooth, which is mutually exclusive with AA), so I either have to unplug the phone to listen to what's on it (i.e. no navigation), or leave it in AA but can only listen to FM radio...

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+1 for AA support. I'm pretty disappointed that the sole current focus for Max is a new UI. The current UI works just fine. I'd hope that new functionality requested by the user base would have some priority! AA support seems to be widely requested, please give this some priority! I'd be happy to pay extra for it, btw. 

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Hi,

I am a licensed Powermp3 user and a beta tester. I request Android auto support be added. Thanks. 

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Yes, yes! Please, please. 

Please make Poweramp an Android Auto app! I'm being forced to use Rocket Player. I'm a convert from Rocket Player but the only reason I still have it is because of Android Auto. 

AnyAutoAudio(XDA Developers) is a nice work-around but full integration of Poweramp is what is desired. 

Please include as many features of the phone app as possible including album art. 

Thank, you

Dedicated Poweramp User

 

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Hey guys,

I just made a working app for Android Auto using the PowerampAPI, you can play pause, skip to next and previous song, choose playlists, folders, ... Also the albumart is working.

 

I'm going to post the app in a few days when I find some time, and will add more features soon. 

 

Greetings, JBou

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On 27/11/2017 at 8:32 PM, JBou said:

Hey guys,

I just made a working app for Android Auto using the PowerampAPI, you can play pause, skip to next and previous song, choose playlists, folders, ... Also the albumart is working.

 

I'm going to post the app in a few days when I find some time, and will add more features soon. 

 

Greetings, JBou

Where is that app !?

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PowerampCar

I just made a working app for Android Auto using the PowerampAPI, you can play pause, skip to next and previous song, choose playlists, folders, ... Also the albumart is working.

It's only in ALPHA as of now but please test it and send me your feedback. I had no time to work on it again but it worked for the things I needed.

Download and Source Code
You can download the app right here

The source code is on Gitlab
Would like to see some pull request if you want to fix or add something.
 

Install PowerampCar directly from apk:

If downloading the APK directly you need to allow unknown sources in Auto,

- In the Android Auto app, tap the Hamburger menu.
- Tap About.
- Tap About Android Auto header 10 times, until a toast appears thar says "Developer mode enabled". Now you can access developer mode by selecting the overflow menu dots on the top right of the handheld screen.
- Select Developer settings from the overflow menu and check unknown sources.

Source: https://developer.android.com/traini...dex.html#phone
 
Some Bugfixes:
  • If the album art isn't shown go to Poweramp -> Settings -> Album Art -> Always process album art and activate this option.
  • If the music is to quiet check if your music volume is on the loudest level (using your volume keys)
 
 
Hope you enjoy it
Greetings
JBou

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Thanks @JBou for the effort you've put into this for us. Downloaded and had a quick play this morning.  I have a few comments and suggestions, roughly in order of importance:

The folder list takes a VERY long time to display (over 45 seconds). Ok, I do have a lot of folders in my library (several hundreds), and maybe the delay is within PA, but I wonder if there's something that can be done to speed this up. 

It would be good to cache the folder list so that it doesn't have to be retrieved and reprocessed each time.

Initialise the app ready to continue the song that was last played in PA. 

Can we have a list of artists as an additional selection option. 

Can you expose the Shuffle control. Personally, I usually use either Shuffle Everything, or disable Shuffle altogether. 

Album art is displaying ok when I'm displaying the app full screen on my head unit. However, if I'm displaying satnav, the album art is missing from the new track popup notifications. 

That's it for now. Thanks in advance for implementing any of these ideas. 

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Thanks @fishyweb.

I have to check the folders code again but it shouldn't take that long. Will try it out with a few hundred folders...

Caching should be a good idea because you don't change the folders while you're driving

I have to look how it is possible to get the last played song using the PowerampAPI.... But for me sometimes it's working and else I just press play pause with my car buttons and it starts and initializes. It's a bit buggy but if you know how it should work, you will have to try a bit :) but i will look into it.

Yeah the shuffle control is in progress maybe i wil add some options to select wich shuffle modes you want to use.

Artists and lists like that is not a problem bit i may be a huge list.

For the album art there is a small problem which i was already looking into a bit.I receive a message from the API everytime the album art changes and then show it... And that happens after the track change so the notification is empty. To read the album art first i would have to read it from disk (wigh read sdcard permission) or aomething like that. It's not that easy and a bit hacky but could work.

For speach input i am looking a bit later to support some commands. 

 

If someone wants to help i would be happy. 

Cheers

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