Poweramp is still doing well, even if it seems like everyone and their mother is on a music streaming service these days. According to Poweramp, that’s just a “western” thing. Anyway, version 3.0 of the music app that’s been around since 2010 is now available on Google Play with major changes inside.
The big changes include a new powerful audio engine for rocking out, as well as support for nearly 20 different music file formats. Poweramp specifically notes that the MP3 format is trash and they’re not exactly wrong about that.
Also included in version 3.0 is support for various Google services, such as Google Assistant, Android Auto, and Chromecast. Poweramp apologizes for being late to the party on these ones.
What’s New in 3.0
- Support for almost 20 different music file format (why? Because MP3 is trash and if you know you know): mp3, mp4/m4a/alac/aac, ogg, wma, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aiff, opus, dsd (dff/dsf), mka, tak, flv
- New Audio Engines: the new Audio Engine comes with Float32 internal sample format, Float64 DSP processing, up to 384khz sampling rates, selectable swr/sox resampler, multiple dither options, various per-output settings, and much more. Non-tech summary: Poweramp 3.0’s audio engine is powerful.
- Google Services Support: Poweramp now supports Google Android Auto, Google Assistant, and Google Chromecast. We know we’re late, but at least we made it to the party.
- OH MY Visualizations (Tripping Mode): That’s right, we finally have great visualization functions with support for MilkDrop.
- Android 5.0 minimum (Sorry old Android, but you’re dead to us): To be able to make the best and most powerful version of Poweramp, we had to cut some people off, so we’re sorry but Poweramp 3.0 says goodbye to Android 3.0 and other non 5.0+ versions.
If you still use Poweramp, go get that update!