Android Thread v2

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Errkal » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:44 am

That's not a growth wrote:I used to use Google Play music to sync music from my PC to the cloud, and then to my phone. Google, as usual, are shutting down that service and it's being replaced with Youtube music. I was able to move my library over, but it turns out you can't turn off the screen or go to another app while listening to music, which pretty much goes against the point. Does anyone have any alternatives they have been using?


Sync the music to your phone then just use whatever player is in the phone and cut out the middle man.

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by That's not a growth » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:50 am

By sync do you just mean manually copy the music to a folder on the phone?

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by Errkal » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:54 am

That's not a growth wrote:By sync do you just mean manually copy the music to a folder on the phone?


Yeah you you can use Windows Media Player and feel like the olden days :D

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by That's not a growth » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:06 am

Um, yeah that's not really a workable solution as I have more music than storage on my phone so don't want to copy all of it at once - and that would be horrendous to remember what's stored locally on my phone.

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by Errkal » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:13 am

That's not a growth wrote:Um, yeah that's not really a workable solution as I have more music than storage on my phone so don't want to copy all of it at once - and that would be horrendous to remember what's stored locally on my phone.


If you can store it in a cloud provider you can use something like https://www.cloudbeatsapp.com/ (Not used them, just searching for stuff)

Alternatively, add an SD card (unless you bought a phone without an SD Card slot) and copy to that.

Realistically your options are limited. If you have a home sever you can use http://www.subsonic.org/pages/index.jsp to basically setup your own personal streaming service (I used it a long time ago), I have a lifetime license I don’t use that you can have (if you don’t want it and some else does just shout)

Otherwise it may be time to transition to a more modern approach and sign up for Spotify.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Winckle » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:28 am

If you have a home server Plex has an app as well. But yeah I gave up this fight a few years ago and signed up to Spotify family.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Errkal » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:39 am

Yeah it's just not worth it when you can get an account for everyone in th family for 15 quid a month.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:46 pm

I just looked back and realised I've had my OP6 for two years and three months. Usually by now I would have bought a new phone due to the deterioration of the previous one, but this is just as fast as it was the first time I booted it up.

The battery life isn't quite as strong as it was, but it never fails to make it to the end of the day.

Great purchase. Can't see any reason to upgrade for a long time yet.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Xeno » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:57 pm

I only upgraded due to lack of security updates and i really didn't want to piss about putting in a new battery in my OP3. 4 years is bloody nice for a phone tbh.


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