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Music app with integrated podcast management?


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  1. binary visions

    binary visions Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Having a little trouble with my music/podcast management, primarily because of my Bluetooth connections. I have the stock music app for my music, and then Doggcatcher for my podcasts. Unfortunately, this causes confusion when I am pausing and playing via Bluetooth - both apps will start playing, or one app will play and the other will pause...

    It would be mostly solved if Android would give priority to the focused application when responding to Bluetooth commands (so I could just open the app I want and then it would act normally), but unfortunately, such is not the case.

    Is there any kind of good music app out there that does good podcast management? I don't need much, just the ability to download podcasts on demand, and remember how much of the podcast I've listened to.

    Suggestions? DoubleTwist claims to do this, but I have to connect to the computer to sync, which I think is friggin' stupid. I just want to be able to do everything OTA.
     

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  2. LMychajluk

    LMychajluk Member

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    I'm not sure it has all the features you're looking for, but have you tried Google Listen for Podcasts? I've been using it on and off for a few weeks and it seems OK. Integrates into Google Reader from the PC side (I use GReader for the text stuff).
     
  3. binary visions

    binary visions Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I tried Listen. It's fine, but it doesn't solve my problem - that is, it still requires me to have a second app, which means that Bluetooth commands are still seen by multiple applications.

    I'm trying to get around Android's poor implementation of Bluetooth commands (that is, it sends them system wide instead of passing them to the open app) by consolidating into a single application for all of my podcasts & music.
     
  4. DrLuv99

    DrLuv99 New Member

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    Try Doubletwist. It's a free app and integrates music, streaming radio, and podcast into one app. However, I think it may still require a PC application to sync with, but it's possible that after an initial set up, it can run everything OTA.
     

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