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Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by schnapster » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:23 pm

A couple of thing wrong with my Android Auto:

1) Sometimes the ratings does not work
2) When doing voice "play this band or song", it plays something completely wrong
3) It freezes up a lot

S7edge
VW Golf 2017 TS

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by timepiece » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:08 am

I just bought a new car with Android Auto, and I have observations.

I would rather see more of my album art, and less chrome. The player controls have way too much white space around them - the bar could be significantly shorter without affecting functionality. Honestly, I'd rather have a layout more like the landscape view of MMA, with art on one side and controls on the other.

I would also prefer the rating to be always visible, and selectable with a single click, the way it is on MMA. Having shuffle and repeat in the menu is fine, I don't toggle those very often, but I change ratings and rate new tracks constantly, and having to select the menu every time is annoying. Plus, no access to half-star ratings, which I use often.

My playlists do not sort in the same order they do on MMW or MMA. I have prefaced some playlists with a "." so they sort first, but those playlists are not at the top of the list in AA. In fact, my most used one is not in the list on AA at all, because it's too far down, evidently.

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by timepiece » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:23 pm

Excellent. Thank you. Though I could wish that more of the cover art is visible, but at least I know.

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by Lowlander » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:38 pm

Android Auto is available for Android Phones too: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... n.gearhead

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by zombiefly » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:02 am

i'll grab some and post them in a couple of hours

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by timepiece » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:11 am

Is there a screenshot somewhere of exactly what you see on Android Auto? I'm curious, but I don't yet have a car where I can check it out myself.

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by zombiefly » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:39 pm

Agreed. Also it would be good if clicking the album name would play the album

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by ggibby » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:35 pm

As far as my searching reveals, this is the most current thread for MMA/Android Auto.
Please move if necessary.

Feature/interface request:

Album Name text in track display.

Currently (AA 2.8.574513 ; MMA Pro 1.3.1.0743)
the Title and Artist are displayed center screen
with the album art as the background.

Looks great, but just a bit more information would be better.

Thanks for an excellent product,

-G

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by zombiefly » Tue May 16, 2017 1:38 pm

great!
thanks for the update rusty!

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by rusty » Tue May 16, 2017 10:53 am

Hi Zombiefly,

To answer your suggestions:
- Re. 'Shuffle' I think it's a useful idea and we'll look into adding it.
- Re. safety features: they're controlled by Google/Android auto (based on legal requirements/geography/etc).

btw, build 699 has a few more Android Auto fixes (you can see the details in Mantis).

-Rusty

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by zombiefly » Fri May 12, 2017 2:37 am

hi guys!
tested new version and it's great to have the new artist/album lists! :) :) :)

i noted one thing that would make the feature complete, which other players such as rocket player have and that's a "shuffle" option at the top of each list...
so, if you went to "albums" > "An album" > "Shuffle All" it would then shuffle all tracks from that current position...
this works really well if you browse
"artist" > "U" > "U2" etc.

what do you think? it seems like this would be very easy to add?

The only other option would be to stop the safety feature locking the menus... here's why..

get in car at 8am
me: "great, the media monkey guys have fixed the menus!"
wife:"oh cool"
<start car, set off>
me:"try it"
wife: click
MENUS LOCKED FOR SAFETY
wife:"HUH?"
wife:"THIS IS STUPID"

:(

in my opinion, this should be an optional feature. I would really appreciate the ability to disable this.

It also doesn't seem to honour the "6 clicks then lock" policy of google, but to be honest that doesn't really make much difference anyway.

thanks for this though. i can now remove these other players from my phone :)

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by zombiefly » Mon May 08, 2017 2:12 pm

rusty wrote:It's fixed in an internal build, but that build isn't yet released. If you're subscribed to the beta, you'll see it there first.

-Rusty
gotcha. i am using beta so eagerly awaiting :)

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by rusty » Mon May 08, 2017 1:38 pm

It's fixed in an internal build, but that build isn't yet released. If you're subscribed to the beta, you'll see it there first.

-Rusty

Re: Android Auto features [13575, 13643]

by zombiefly » Fri May 05, 2017 2:02 pm

thanks for the update.
it says Fixed in build 1.3.1.698, has that been released yet?

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