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Disabling bluetooth headset control with Google Music

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sperho, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    I primarily listen to podcasts with BeyondPod in the car. My car autoconnects to my phone (sweet) and immediately, Google Music launches and starts playing music (bitter). Is there any way to disable bluetooth "headset control" for the Music app? Headset Blocker did not work for me. The other apps that I use for media streaming to bluetooth, WinAmp and BeyondPod, both have the ability to enable or disable headset control, but I cannot find this for Google Music.

    Help! (thanks)

  2. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Going bonkers. Media Button Router failed as well (or I wasn't using it right - it's a strange little app). Am I the only one who listens to music via GM and podcasts via bluetooth and has this problem? Or am I the only one that is immensely annoyed by this?
  3. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Screw it. I rooted and am using Autostarts to kill the headset control on Music.
  4. binary visions

    binary visions Android Expert

    You are not the only one that's annoyed by it.

    I don't think Autostarts is a satisfactory solution either, though, since it will not switch back to Google Music headset control when you start playing something through it, right?

    I'm more than a little frustrated at this because it worked perfectly well on my Droid X. Whatever the last music app was had control over the headset. If I played a podcast using BeyondPod, it had control. If I got done with my podcast and loaded up Google Music, it took over.

    So... unless there's an integration between Tasker and Autostarts, I'm not sure what the fix is. I haven't poured a lot of effort into finding a solution yet, though, so someone speak up if I'm wrong :D
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  5. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Apparently, you and I are in a minority for which this problem annoys.

    Starred the thread, btw.
  6. binary visions

    binary visions Android Expert

    I would be far less frustrated by it if Google Music implemented any kind of reasonable podcast controls. But it doesn't, so I have no choice but to use a third party app.

    Not that it would be acceptable in any event, but it's even less acceptable when I can't even use built-in functionality to substitute for it.
  7. binary visions

    binary visions Android Expert

    Bump. DoggCatcher works.

    I had bought DoggCatcher previously, and ironically, ditched it because it DIDN'T work properly with Bluetooth in Gingerbread (when I hit play/pause, it would send the command to both Google Music and DoggCatcher).

    So, back to DoggCatcher for me. I always liked the interface a lot better, but the Bluetooth problem was a deal breaker.

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