Fumbling around with your phone – that’s the last thing you want to be doing while on the road. Most music services such as Google Play Music and Spotify require that you almost use your phone before you can play music through the stereo. That’s because head units (in-dash) on most cars are unable to connect to such services. The good news though is that there’s a new software that makes it much easier for you to control music from behind the wheel. You only need to swipe on your device’s screen to playback music. The app has an appealing and intuitive interface. It’s also safer since you don’t have to take your eyes off the road looking for a “skip” button on your phone. And the best part yet is that it works on all Android phones (rooted or not)!
Audio Swipe is available from the Play Store. Simply click on the link above to install it on your phone.
Once you first launch this app, you’ll need to grant permissions if you’re using the latest Version of android thus far (Marshmallow). That done, you’ll see an app screen that briefly explains how you can use gestures to control various functions. To skip tracks, you need to swipe either left or right. Up or down adjusts the volume, while a simple tap simply pauses or plays the music. It’s pretty straightforward and basic!
Select favorite music app
You can either use Audio Swipe as a standalone music app or use it as an accessory for your favorite music app. That’s purely great, right? Since most users are already happy with their existing music apps, this lets you make things much easier controlling your music while driving.
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From the app’s main menu, tap on the music icon located on the top-right corner. Choose “Control Media Player” then select your preferred music app. You can even choose more than one app! Once this is done, you’ll be able to use Audio Swipe’s gesture controls with your music app(s).
Effortlessly control music
You’ll now be able to play your music as you always have, albeit with easier control. Just open your favorite music software, start a playlist, album, radio station, etc. Whenever you hit the road, simply open Audio Swipe while your music is on, then long-press the center of your screen. This turns everything black because Audio Swipe adjusts screen brightness to zero. This way, the app doesn’t drain the battery. You can simply swipe on your screen to skip music, tap to pause, or swipe (up-down) to adjust the volume. So you’re able to enjoy your favorite tracks while on an exciting road trip. To stop Audio Swipe, long-press on the screen again.
Even a few seconds worth of distraction while on the road can lead to disastrous results. You still need to listen to your favorite music while you’re behind the wheel, and Audio Swipe is a great way to go without risking your safety.
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