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Where is the Widget Pack? And the trial keeps uninstaling

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I'm trying out the Poweramp trial from the Play store with a view to purchase. The Install Widgets option in the settings opens the Play store, but just says 'Not Found'. Searching the store also does not find the official widgets pack. Where has it gone?

I have a phone running Marshmallow, and an SD card configured as internal storage (which Poweramp is installed on). The only Poweramp widget showing is one 1x1 widget that just starts playing a playlist chosen on putting the widget onto the home screen.

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I've only had the Poweramp trial installed for a few days, but I keep finding that overnight something causes it to uninstall it and I have to reinstall it each day. I don't have this happening with any other App - is this normal with the Poweramp trial? And if the trial version does this, will the unlocked version do the same if I buy it?

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Widgets should come with the original installation and be available by long-pressing on a spare area of homescreen and choosing Widgets.

No it's not normal for the trial to uninstall. Are you using the version from the Play Store or a download from the website here?

Andre

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44 minutes ago, andrewilley said:

Widgets should come with the original installation and be available by long-pressing on a spare area of homescreen and choosing Widgets.

No it's not normal for the trial to uninstall. Are you using the version from the Play Store or a download from the website here?

Andre

Thanks for replying.

As I wrote above, the homescreen widgets selector page only offers ONE Poweramp widget - a 1x1 playlist widget. I presumed this was because I have the Poweramp trial installed on an SD card (formatted as internal storage). The Poweramp website Features page, the Play store Poweramp page, and a popup that appears after first start of Poweramp after installing all say that with Poweramp installed on an SD card the user HAS TO install the separate 'Poweramp Widgets Pack' to get Poweramp widgets; the on first Poweramp start popup offers a button to fetch the Widget Pack; and the Poweramp settings menu has a button to go to fetch the Poweramp Widgets Pack, all repeating the need for it. But the link to fetch it goes to a Play store page that should be the page of the Poweramp Widget Pack but instead says 'Not found'. So what has happened to it? if it's needed as the Poweramp website, Play store page, first-start popup and settings menu all say, why has it disappeared and where can I get it?

On the other matter, I am using the version of Poweramp downloaded from the Play store. About once every 24 hours, though at varying times, not a specific fixed time each day, Poweramp just disappears. I turn the screen on, scroll  to the homescreen it was on and the icon has gone. I check and it is no longer installed, and I have to reinstall it from my Library panel in the Play store. This does not happen with any other App I've had on my phone, including any of the other dozen music player apps I've been working through trying - and specifically it doesn't happen with PlayerPro - which has just sat there as Poweramp  does its daily uninstall as I experiment with both of them, trying to choose between them after dismissing all the others.

This is concerning - if it's not normal with the trial, then it likely would go on happening if I bought the unlocker. I was starting to think I would choose Poweramp rather than PlayerPro, but if I can't fix this then I'll have to go PlayerPro.

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First, I would not recommend putting the Poweramp app on SD Card storage, there are a number of complications if you try to do that. Try uninstalling it completely and then install it or normal device memory and see if that helps. You music library should be fine on SD Card though.

The trial is only time-limited, no other functionality changes, so I concur that if we can't get this working normally on your device as a trial, you would have the issues if you pay for a licence.

Andre

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I have the full version of Poweramp and have also lost all my widgets, they must of been discontinued in the latest version or something. I have downloaded a temporary widget from the Play Store called "Poweramp Controller Widget" It does the job until a fix comes along

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33 minutes ago, PhunXter said:

I have the full version of Poweramp and have also lost all my widgets, they must of been discontinued in the latest version or something. I have downloaded a temporary widget from the Play Store called "Poweramp Controller Widget" It does the job until a fix comes along

Is this an enquiry about the old Poweramp v2? Or v3? V3 has its own widgets included, just like v2 did.

Andre

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