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+James Ferguson I'm trying to imagine you stand upright, levitate and rotate while taking this shot! :-)
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I'm still only getting an occasional chance to use it (like it very much), but I have a couple of usability comments.  Thank you for the power button (my request)

1.  The android back button should take me back within the app - e.g. I'm looking at an album, back should take me back to the full library list.  From now playing it'd dismiss the now playing and take me back to library.  I'd suggest that when there is no obvious back action, it should pop up a "do you really want to quit" dialog, which back again would cancel.  This would match many apps I'm used to at least.  I keep hitting back and being thrown out of the app.

2.  I'd like to see search being a filtering restriction applied to the library, so default library view is unrestricted, typing makes that list collapse to the matches.  The current model where search gives a popup is a bit clunky, and then once you select one of the matches, as far as I can tell you can't get back to the search results (?).  Anyway, the narrowing filter search model is pretty widespread and works nicely for me in desktop music players.

One other thing is I was hoping to add a currently playing track to a playlist, but didn't see an option - actually don't see a lot of playlist support.  Just a use case to bear in mind.

Thank you!
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Thanks - I'll try to have a look.  It sounds like it will do exactly what I'd want.  Then the trickier part is getting my wife to try it.

I think one of the big problems with this and some other parts is discoverability.  The likes of me, who will look around to see what I can do, will find that sort of thing, but many users need to have it more obvious.

Anyway, I'll give it a try and give my opinion.  Thank you!
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champions! meaningless victory but victory nonetheless :)
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Here comes more suggestions - do with them what you will :).

1.  The long-click action on a song in the playlist to remove album is genius, at least for my usage; nice one (I often keep adding artists and albums to a shuffled playlist, but sometimes there are mistakes).  An addition that's kind of the inverse would be to have "visit song in library" or some such.  Sometimes listening to random songs it inspires me to get more from that artist.  This option would streamline that.  Which leads to #2:

2.  Some access to the "Random Mix" function would be great.  We use it quite a bit.  Sometimes we even use it as a tool for inspiration to find something good to play (see #1 ;)).
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For local library tracks, we implemented jumping to an item's album from the playlist context menu. The player controls now also include a similar context menu when tapping at the titles...

Best regards!
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Great app, from what I see so far, thank you.  Mostly slick, intuitive and in keeping with modern apps.  There is obviously room for improvement and development but I see it's in active development.

1 bug for me: trying to turn off players always fails for me.  My setup is I have 3 players, all synced (almost all the time), if that's relevant.  Sorry I can't remember the message (I'm at work now), but it's just something along the lines of "Unable to turn off xxxx".  Let me know if I can supply better debug info.

I'd like to see a power button and power state more prominent and easy to get at than the current solution.  A common use case for me is we're in the bedroom and we need to know whether we're also blasting music in the kitchen, where it would wake the kids.

I'll be collecting other thoughts for UI suggestions for later, rather than crowding this post.
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Thank you for your feedback!

The issue is reproducible and we will have to check why sometimes the status canPowerOff=0 prevents sending the shut down command.

Power button: We could add a button to the bottom player controls and - as space is limited - make this button optional at the user settings.
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