So I was tired of not being able to use the audio apps I normally use in Auto and decided to try and do something about it. This app is the result
How does it work?
By using the notification listener permission, the app is able to access the media session of any audio app that is running. This is then passed to Android Auto, which makes it possible to control as any normal Auto app. This also means that it is necessary to run the audio app(s) first before running Auto.
I have several ideas for future features, but would like some feedback first and get rid of bugs. Take it for a spin!
- Setup AnyAutoAudio from the app
- Open and run music app(s)
- Run Android Auto from phone or dashboard
Latest progress update & ideas for the future:
Install AnyAutoAudio directly from apk:
If downloading the APK directly you need to allow unknown sources in Auto,
- In the Android Auto app, tap the Hamburger menu.
- Tap About.
- Tap About Android Auto header 10 times, until a toast appears thar says "Developer mode enabled". Now you can access developer mode by selecting the overflow menu dots on the top right of the handheld screen.
- Select Developer settings from the overflow menu and check unknown sources.
- Startup tutorial
- new settings interface
- Pinned apps (browsing)
- No more need for app list! Just run the music apps and open Auto.
- Issue with controls not responding should be fixed
- Lots of bug fixes
- Apps already with Auto implementation is filtered out
- Queue implementation
- If audio app is destroyed, just pause
- Smaller app size
- Error include audio app name
- System apps now allowed in app selection.
- Basic voice control implementation. So far only "play music" seems to work ("pause", "play" etc. fails on Google's side)
- First alpha release
- Basic control and metadata