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Old October 8th, 2013, 06:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So my SW2 came today! Pretty unimpressive......

Theres no app available or any clear instructions on how too control music from the watch! This is pretty much all i wanted it for (luckily it was free with my Z1 from EE!)

I dont want any 3rd party music player! I like Walkman app and even Google play music is decent!

Cant see this watches point really! So i can see FB and txts or answer/make calls... Is that it?

At least it looks good and i actually need a nice watch, butbut really, no music control is a major disappointment, theres no info anywhere on the net about this either

Hope im just being stupid/blind any ideas??

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ok i found it... its not on the Store though you have too google for the app for the SW1 too find it
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its not on the Store though you have too google for the app for the SW1 too find it
Use the "Search for applications" feature in the LiveConnect app; with "Optimised for SW2" selected you should find the Music Player Smart Extension app in the Play Store. It controls the Walkman app by default but can be set to do the same for Play Music if desired.
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I have the default 'Music Player Smart Extension' installed on the Z1 and linked to the SW2 but find it's operation on the watch useless.

Yes it will load and yes you can get it to link with Google Music but that is it.
There's no Album Artwork displayed, no track name so you have no idea which track or from what album has been selected.

If you select Walkman all it plays is Brett5000
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There's no Album Artwork displayed, no track name so you have no idea which track or from what album has been selected.
The artwork thing bugs me too as all my files are correctly tagged and display fine in the app itself. I do have trackname displayed though.

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It only plays the album/playlist currently loaded in the app on the handset; unfortunately there's no way to change this from the SW2.
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It only plays the album/playlist currently loaded in the app on the handset; unfortunately there's no way to change this from the SW2.
Thanks.... I spent ages trying to ascertain how to correct this.
At least I can now let it go knowing there is no way out of the problem.. Well not for the time being that is.
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