Poweramp provides an audiophile-grade sound quality output for most Android devices, yet it is still a music player that packs inside lots of other great functionalities. As new updates become available, additional features get jammed and as is the case with the latest beta, there are a number of fresh ones coupled with the ever-needed set of bug fixes. Let's first check out the official release notes for V3 build 823 and afterwards continue with our regular feature breakdown part.
- Chromecast support
- 16/24bit, 48/96kHz PCM streaming
- Chromecast Assistant commands are supported
- additional track meta info
- Equ/Tone is supported but disabled by default
- configurable Chromecast button
- per list position and per track progress for Playlists and Folders
- new Ignore Video Tracks option
- gapless/replay gain support for .mpc (musepack)
- bug fixes and stability improvements
Basically, Poweramp now natively supports casting to Google Chromecast-enabled devices, including TVs and more. Additionally, there is an option in Settings - Look and Feel - Player UI for choosing whether the 'Cast' button to be visible on the 'Main Screen' (I am not sure exactly where.), in the 'Main Menu, or both. It can also be hidden entirely if you prefer. Other notable things related are Hi-res PCM streaming and gapless playback mode, all working nicely when casting. You can customize those from the Audio - Output- Chromecast section. Furthermore, there is a switch named 'No Equ/Tone' which can be found there too, and when enabled, essentially, it disables all types of audio enhancement functions built into Poweramp, so you can use your device's sound control software, e.g. Dolby Atmos, Dirac and such.
Hide video tracks
Included is also a setting to hide video tracks, a.k.a. audio from video files, which can be toggled off as it is on by default right from the Library section again in the settings. It will come in handy if you prefer to playback only the sound portions of videos.
These are the new things that are available in Poweramp's build 823 beta update. You can get it by becoming a beta tester for the app (from the Beta section below) or by downloading the APK file from APK Mirror and installing it manually.
Source: Google Play
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