New BETA build is available!
Latest BETA build version: 3.1.23, Your Version: Unknown
This is a Development BETA build! It contains new features and bug fixes that we are planning for the next public release.
We try to keep our BETA builds as stable as possible (this is what we use daily in our personal devices). Keep in mind that not all features are completely tested yet and some unexpected results or crashes may still occur!
This is BETA for the
Phone version of BeyondPod
and will install on any Android device running Android 2.1 or later. (Tablet BETA is
What is new in this version
Two changes to the lock screen widget.
1. Tap on the widget icon or episode text will now always open the main BeyondPod screen. If you have a smart play configured, the widget will add a menu button (in the top right corner) that will invoke the SmartPlay menu (Open BeyondPod/Start SmartPlay/Update SmartPlay feeds).
2. Tap on the playlist number will now open BeyondPod and position it on the Playlist screen (this makes it easier to quickly switch to a different playlist episode). Same features also work on the X-Large normal (non lock screen) widget.
Improvements to the User interface of the Video Player. Video player's skip Back/Forward buttons now use the same skip settings as the audio player.
Fixed a bug where in some situations previously downloaded episodes were displayed as not completely downloaded.
To give the DEVELOPMENT beta a try, download the .apk file below directly to your device. Once the file is downloaded, you can click on it in the download list to install.
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Playback speed can now be changed between 0.3x and 3.0x
New re-sizable widget for devices running Android Ice Cream sandwich or later.
BeyondPod Widget can now be added to the lock screen on devices running Android JellyBean or later.
You can now configure feeds to NOT save the played position. This is useful if you want to listen to the same episode multiple times (for example episodes containing workout music). To disable saving of played position: open Feed Settings (long press on the feed and select "Edit Feed") > More Settings... and un-check "Save Played Position".
Fix for a bug where in some cases archived episodes could not be deleted.
Added support for variable playback speed (there is now no need for an external plug-in). BeyondPod's implementation supports speed up of MP3 files on devices running Android 2.2 Froyo and later. On devices running JellyBean and later in addition to MP3 files it will support other media formats (based on what media codecs are available on the device). This is an experimental feature and may have some rough edges, so please report any issues to our support forum.
If you currently use Presto, StableSpeed or any other 3rd party plug-in, you must uninstall it if you want to use the native BeyondPod implementation.
Long press on the playback speed button will now bring a new "slider" control where you can select a playback speeds between 0.5x to 3x.
Several improvements to the cross device syncing functionality.
IMPORTANT! If you are currently part of the Cross Device Syncing test group, and decide to update to this BETA, please make sure to update all devices you sync to the appropriate latest BETA builds (either phone or tablet).
We had to make some changes to our syncing infrastructure that will prevent synchronization between older and the latest BETAs. You can leave all you devices on the existing build, but you decide to update one, you must update all of them to the latest phone (3.1.20) or tablet (3.10.20) BETA for the syncing between them to continue to work.
Fixed several issues in the variable playback speed player.
Fixed a small issue in the events that BeyondPod broadcasts during playback. Hopefully this should restore the integration with Tasker.
Added native support for variable playback speed. BeyondPod's implementation works on devices running Android 4.1 (JellyBean) and later. If you want to give it a try, first make sure your device is running Android 4.1 and you uninstall any 3rd party playback speed plug-in (Presto or Stable Speed). Go to Advanced Settings (Menu > More > Settings > Menu > Advanced Settings) and check "Enable Sonic Player" under "Player Settings". This is an experimental feature and may have some rough edges, so please report any issues to our support forum. (You can still use Presto or StableSpeed - as long as they are installed, BeyondPod will use them instead of its own implementation).
Several enhancements to Cross Device Sync functionality - you can now automatically (or manually) sync newly added feeds between your devices. More information is available in
Episode Sync Help
Update to the broadcast intent (mobi.beyondpod.action.PLAYBACK_STATUS) BeyondPod sends when playing episode (to better support external plugins). It now broadcasts more information about the playing episode using the following extras:
If Scrobbling is enabled in the advanced settings (Menu > More > Settings > Menu > Advanced Settings > Scrobble Episodes) BeyondPod now will send the broadcast intents sent by Google Music player. This may help 3rd party devices (like Bluetooth receivers, watches etc.) display information about the currently played track.
Two changes to the behavior of the "Back" key: 1. Back button will first switch to your home screen (default startup screen) before exiting the application. 2. On the the player screen if the playlist is open, back button will first close the playlist.
When sharing fully downloaded episodes, BeyondPod can now attach the downloaded episode file as part of the share. This is useful if you want to "push" some of the downloaded files to a file synchronization service like DropBox, Google Drive etc. Attaching files is disabled by default and can be enabled in: Settings > Feed Content Settings > Attach episode files when sharing.
Fix for an issue where on some devices played position is not restored correctly after a long pause.
Fix for an issue on Galaxy Note II where "Subscribe" and "Preview" buttons on the feed search page did not work.
Fix for an issue where on Jelly Bean devices, the notification icon occasionally disappears.
Added Chinese translations (Simplified and Traditional).
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to post questions and comments.
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