You may recall Artem's preview post last week, where he showed off the latest in slick Android music players. Well, no longer are you at the mercy of filesharing site download limits, as PowerAMP build 204 is now available in the rather more dependable Android Marketplace. Cough.

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With a change log of such length that it would put a cellular network press release to shame, it's fair to say that this latest version of PowerAMP is packing a few new features. Below we've highlighted a few that may be of particular interest:

  • Genre support
  • Last.fm scrobbling via Simple Last.fm or Scrobble Droid
  • Album art fetcher
  • Pause on headset disconnect
  • New widgets with album art display
  • Hide status bar
  • Long hold or double press headset button to skip track
  • Lock screen orientation
  • Lockscreen widget transparency and positioning
  • Many, many bug fixes

Check out the full list at PowerAMP's new homepage.


The Market version is still free, but comes with an expiration period. The author promises a paid full version to be available shortly for $4.99 - well worth it, in our opinion.

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maxmpz.audioplayer

Source: Phandroid

Brian O'Toole
Having learnt his writing techniques reading e-Books of Sherlock Holmes, Brian now spends his time /kicking, lurking, SSHing and encoding.
  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    I remember a couple of certain someones praying for Genre support. Voila, your dreams have come true.

  • Patrick Spear

    Are those your own screenshots? If so, I must congratulate you on your fantastic taste in tunes....Solar Fields is outstanding.

    • Brian O’Toole

      They're the dev's, I'm afraid. More of a Flying Lotus kind of guy.

  • TareX

    Those screens... look...INCREDIBLE.

    I'm pretty sure Gingerbread's music player won't outclass this.

  • rob

    Do not install this app, it left my Galaxy S a horrible buggy mess. It is at best defective and at worst spyware. It cause all my home launcher programs (touchwiz and Launcher pro) to crash on start up, as well as froze my notification bar. it also kept poping up the warning symbol (red triangle with exclamation mark) asking me to unmount my sd card. It also Every time started up my skype every time on start up which is why I believe it to be spyware (PROBABLY trying to send sms to my contatcs in order to get them to go to virus sites or something). The only way to resore my phone to normal (uninstalling didnt work) was to factory wipe and hard reset my phone. AVOID AT ALL COSTS, or you'll end up kicking yourself

  • Ugo

    installed, works fine.

    it is very good looking

    htc desire