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I've tried every music app on the play store to find one that will do most of what I want and Poweramp fits the bill.  However I cannot launch and audio files from the android explorer or any other apps, This would not usually be a problem as I could just enable google play music or install another audio app that will do that.  However as soon as I install any other audio app, it breaks Poweramp's ability to work Bluetooth in my car.  What happens is:  Poweramp no longer responds to BT controls from my car, does not autostart or autopause, and does not send metadata to car display.  If I play something on Poweramp when it's connected to my car it will play but none of the controls will work.

Once this happens, the only solution seems to be to remove all audio apps, disable google play music restart the phone then reinstall Poweramp let it sync the media and then restart Poweramp.

Is there a permission I need to set to enable Poweramp to be launched by other apps and play audio files that are sent to it?

 

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It should do what you want, but I've heard of some Android versions not showing PA as an option for audio file types, I don't know why though. PA is a library-based player though, so normally you would perform any music selection tasks within PA itself rather than needing to launch it externally anyway.

Andre

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I have disabled google play music, largely because it seems to prevent Poweramp from communication with my car BT system.

The attached screenshot shows that options for open by default are greyed out and when i do get the option to open with from an audio file in another app, Poweramp is never there.  Practically every other App is present though.

any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

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It is obviously something specific to your device or Android version... Have you tried Resetting App Preferences in Android (will reset for all apps so any remembered filetypes/apps will need to ask again)? I don't know if that will work though, as I can't duplicate the issue on any of my own devices as all of them offer PA as an option for playing MP3s in ES File Explorer and other apps.

Andre 

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Thank you, I did reset the default permissions and everything seems to be working, Although when I launch from a file or an app, it always uses google play music and does not give me an option to use Poweramp.

 

 

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Might be worth trying the alpha-test release of PA v3, but I don't think it changes the way default app preferences are used.

Andre

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