Status bar notification issue with Android 8.1 in Poweramp v2 Discussion (Legacy Version ONLY) Posted February 14, 2018 8 hours ago, andrewilley said: As stated, the core app does work in 8.1, it's only the separate status notification box which Google broke with their Oreo 8.1 release. This is why the PA dev did not consider this to be a 'critical' app issue when it was raised with him a couple of months ago. He has said that the existing v2 branch of Poweramp will likely not be updated beyond compatibility with Android 4.x, as he now considers it as being a legacy product for users of older versions of Android (since the release version of PA v3 will require Android 5 or above). As has also been stated, Google's 8.1 changes will indeed be worked around in the next release of v3 beta and the status bar notifications will function normally, but unfortunately there is no confirmed timescale for that release as the required user interface work is taking considerably longer than originally predicted. I'm sorry if that's not the answer you want, but I'm afraid it's the only one I can give you at this point. Andre Blaming Google won't help. Hell most of the devs gets on their respective apps to adapt and improvise over the newest changes Google brings with every major update. Xposed for Oreo was being worked upon when 8.0 didn't even drop. I see substratum developers developing/updating their work and pushing out hotfix releases every time Google changes something. The fact that PA hasn't been updated in almost 2 years tells me that I should now move on & stop looking here for fixes or updates. Lastly I'd like to thank @wasatchbl1 for recommending AIMP which has now replaced PA for me.