Car Bluetooth with multiple apps

Discussion in 'Android Media' started by vnc555, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. vnc555

    vnc555 New Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    I have several apps that can stream music over bluetooth to car audio system automatically - Pandora, PowerAmp, BeyondPod etc.
    The problem is that they seem to conflict over BT connection.
    Is there a way to select what media app will respond to BT connection and controls?
    The phone is Note 2, Android 4.1.1.

  2. jcmtyler

    jcmtyler Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Software Development Manager
    Houston, Texas, USA
    I had this same issue for the past couple of years, but I recently found what I think is the perfect solution. I use a combination of the Media Buttons widget and the Media Button Router app. On my lock screen (using WidgetLocker) or on the home screen, I add Media Button widgets for previous, play/pause, and next, and these can operate any music player app that responds to Bluetooth controls. Then I install Media Button Router, which listens for a Bluetooth "Play" signal and pops up a list of available music player apps for you to select. So when I click the "Play" widget, I get a list of apps and I can choose whichever one I want to control for that session. Beautiful.

    I have tested this with the following apps and it works great:
    • Google Music Play
    • Spotify
    • Pandora
    • MortPlayer Audio Books

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