Local music players are apps that turn your phone into an MP3 player that also happens to make calls. That may not sound like something you can put on a box now that music streaming services are the new hotness, but some of us still prefer to build up our own libraries, stick them on a ridiculously large microSD card, and jam using an interface of our choice. Read More
Local music players (as opposed to online radio and cloud storage players) sometimes seem like dinosaurs now that everyone and their dog is offering a connected music option, but there are still plenty of users who prefer high-quality playback of local files. For them, the years-old PowerAmp remains a popular choice thanks to its excellent codec support, extensive equalizer, and a long list of musical creature comforts. Developer Max MP has now made version 3.0 of the app available as a public alpha; you can download the APK directly from the app's user forum. Read More
In a normal giveaway, we have a one, two, ten...some number of devices to give away, and that's basically the end of it. This giveaway, however, is different. This go, we're working with Poweramp and Negri Electronics to give away one of five handsets:
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- LG G2
- HTC One M8
- Nexus 5
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3
This contest is now over.
The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!
Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements.
PowerAMP, my music player of choice, has just been updated with a number of new features and fixes, the most exciting of which to me are the addition of reconfigurable widgets and widget management. You can now tap the top right corner of a PowerAMP widget to go to a new management UI where you can customize and completely change it without the need to remove and recreate it from scratch. Neat, I've been waiting for it.
The other changes are less exciting - here's the full changelog of v2.0.9-build-528:
What's in this version:
- each widget type now have selectable predefined styles and can be further customized/saved/exported/imported/shared
- widgets can be re-configured by pressing top-right corner (2.2+)
- 4x4 and 2x2 are now resizable on phones, all widgets - on tablets (3.1+)
- Disable Route Output Button option
- Album Art/Use 24-bit RGB option
- Look and Feel/General/Notification Album Art option for old Androids
- Arabic (BLueBLaze, mohjif)/Vietnamese (alienyd, robot_boy_tn, thanhtai2009)
- few issues fixed
Grab the update in the Play Store and switch up your widget style for a change. Read More
From the moment it was released, Poweramp has been one of the most beloved music players on Android. While it doesn't have that Google cloud magic, the developer has done a great job of keeping the app fresh with updates. This most recent update really piles on the goodies, too.
The developer has added some neat features for users of a few select devices. If you're on Android 4.2, Poweramp now has a proper lockscreen widget. There is also experimental support for Samsung's MultiWindow mode, which is cool if you've got a Galaxy Note II or some versions of the Galaxy S III. Read More
Who wants some free apps? You do? Cool. Read on.
I'm sure you've all heard of PowerAmp before. But for those who haven't, it's probably the most powerful, versatile, and customizable music player in the Play Store. And that's saying something, because there is no shortage of music players on there. So, what's so cool about it? The fact that it can do basically everything you could possibly want from a media player. That's a lot of stuff – just take a looksee.
This contest is now over. Here are our winners, selected at random:
- Ahmad Abdullah
- Vozár Tamás
- Michael Lebowitz
- Matthew Cheung
- Pat Heimann
- John Kow
- Mattias F
- Lucus au
- Asif Khan
- Todd Moore
- Cody Dean
- Sukumar Patel
- Ryan McFadden
- Chad Cesaro
- Ivailo Stoyanov
- Razvan Coroama
- Thomas Schuster
- Isam Sami Moghamis
- Jared Pannell
Congratulations, guys - all of you will be contacted for your information in the near future!
Code Sector (the name behind popular speedometer app SpeedView) recently brought to market a highly customizable car home app, introducing InDrive: Custom Car Home to the Play Store.
InDrive's primary features are neatly contained in its three swipe-able screens: Apps, GPS, and Music. The Apps screen allows you to create a set of custom app shortcuts. The screen comes preloaded with shortcuts to Navigation and Phone, but there are sixteen more slots waiting to be customized. The GPS screen houses what Code Sector calls the "trip computer," which displays your current speed, odometer, average speed, driving time, and plenty of other info. Read More
Poweramp, the popular music player app, has been updated to provide expandable notifications for users running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), as well as a few other improvements.
This latest update allows you to easily control tracks from your system notifications, whilst viewing information about the track currently playing. Also, the notification controls no longer disappear when you pause a track, so you don't have to dive back into the app to continue listening. In addition to this, support for FLV files has been added, and there is improved WAV and WMA support, too.
What's in this version:
- new "rich" notification support for Jelly Beans (Android 4.1)
- improved .wav and .wma support
- audio in .flv
- Music Folders selection can be 10 levels deep now
- fixed missing last song in iso.wv
- few other improvements and bug fixes
The update is live on the Play store right now, so if you own the app you can grab the latest version immediately. Read More
Poweramp is one of the most popular music players on Android, with over 10 million downloads and a feature set that blows the default media player out of the water.
Now, after four months of waiting, an update has been released that strengthens it even further, bringing support for action bars in Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich. HTC One X users will be glad to hear that they can now use Poweramp on their phones as well, although HTC Sound Enhancement doesn't work on the One X just yet.
You can find the full change log below, and if you already own the app you can download this latest update from the Play store right now. Read More
The official press release said "This sale will begin Friday at 12PM EST," but they actually meant 12 PM CST.
To say that Poweramp is a major fan favorite music player is to put it mildly; the app has over 10 million downloads, and with over 146,500 ratings, checks in at an impressive 4.5 stars (out of 5). That's probably thanks in part to an impressive feature list:
- plays mp3, mp4/m4a (including alac), ogg, wma*, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aiff (* some wma pro files may require NEON support)
- 10 band optimized graphical equalizer for all supported formats, presets, custom presets
- separate Bass and Treble adjustment
- stereo eXpansion, mono mixing, balance
- replay gain
- plays songs from folders and from own library
- dynamic queue
- lyrics support, including lyrics search via musiXmatch plugin
- embed and standalone .cue files support
- support for m3u, m3u8, pls, wpl playlists
- OpenGL based cover art animation
- downloads missing album art
- 4 configurable widget types
- configurable lock screen with optional Direct Unlock
- headset support, automatic Resume on headset and/or BT connection (can be disabled in settings)
- tag editor
- visual themes, including support for external/3rd party skins
- fast library scan
- high level of customization via settings
In celebration of their success, the developers are dropping the price for 48 hours (from Friday at 12PM CST to Sunday at 12PM CST), from $4.99 to $2.49 - and they "might drop that to $1.99 if [they] get enough people excited for this sale." What are you waiting for? Read More