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Si64
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Has anyone managed to get their album art displayed on a car stereo over Bluetooth?  If so, can you please post your setting for this?

I have a 2022 Seat Ateca with fully updated software.  Android Auto is not used. 

I've tried all the various settings within PA relating to Sending album art, but nothing seems to help.

In fact, why are there several settings which seem to apply to this?  Are all these settings needed?  It seems to me that perhaps it might just work if it was made simpler!

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This functionality is implemented (or not) by the firmware and player has "no say" in how BT protocol works, unfortunately. There are some options in Poweramp which will disable Album art or may otherwise break this functionality, but if it's supported by firmware/phone/end-device, it will work out of box on default Poweramp settings.

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@Si64 it should work out of box - Poweramp sends album art which is shown (I hope it's shown for you) in Android notification and Android lockscreen. BT uses the same image. May be your BT stack is dependent on Now Playling list - ensure "Now Playing List For Connected Devices/Apps" option is enabled in Poweramp. May be there is another issue with the BT stack, for example it doesn't like too large images, or image format. Try to toggle options Settings / Album Art / "Send High Resolution Album Art" and "API Compatibility". Thanks!

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I've found and rectified the problem.  I needed to enable Album Art on the Android Lock Screen, in Lock Screen settings.  Then it was blurred so I had to untick Blur.

Given I'm using the PA lockscreen, I'm surprised this had any effect, but clearly it did as all working OK now.

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