BTR AMP v9.0 – Bigger or Smaller Things – Now Available in the AppStore

Version 9.0 provides full support for iOS’s Dynamic Type (i.e., scalable text). Users who have difficulty reading small text on their device can increase the size of text, while other users who prefer to cram as much onto their screen as possible can decrease the size of text. Users indicate the desired size of text on their iPhone/iPad using the iOS Settings app (look under “Display & Brightness”, then “Text Size”).

As always, this new version also contains various bug fixes and optimizations.

BTR AMP v8.0 – Shinier Things – Now Available in the AppStore

Version 8.0 introduces two new features that give you even more control over BTR AMP’s look and feel.  The first enables you to customize when iOS Dark Mode is applied (e.g., Automatic, Never, and Always).  The second enables you to customize the color of buttons throughout BTR AMP (e.g., change from the default blue to any other primary color).  While subtle, when these two new features are combined, the result can be pretty cool.  Both can be found under Settings/Interface.

As always, this new version also contains various bug fixes and optimizations.

BTR AMP v7.0 – Custom Tags – Now Available in the AppStore

Organize YOUR Music In Unlimited Ways with Custom Tags
Organize YOUR music in unlimited ways with the new Custom Tags feature in v7.0

Version 7.0 introduces another EXCLUSIVE feature… Custom Tags!   When used in conjunction with Smart Playlists (from v6), Custom Tags give you the ability to organize YOUR music library in nearly unlimited ways.

Want to tag songs with the tempo (i.e., slow, medium, fast), create some tags for those tempos and tag away!  Want to tag songs that you want on your iPhone but actually don’t ever want to listen to, create a tag for it.  Want to tag songs with the specific language of the song, go for it!

Custom Tags are even hierarchical, providing you the ability to create categories/groupings of tags.  Smart Playlists then provide you with the ability to create a rule to quickly identify what songs have been assigned or not assigned a tag for a particular category/grouping.

To get started with tags, “long press” a song anywhere in the app and select the “Tag” option.  You can also tag multiple songs at once by clicking on “Select” in the top right corner, select the songs you want to tag, then select “Tag” from the list of actions.

As always, this new version also contains various bug fixes and optimizations, with some special attention to better support HiRes audio (HRA) (96kHz/24bit).

BTR AMP v5.0 – CarPlay – Now Available in the AppStore

Version 5.0 introduces three major new features: complete Apple CarPlay compatibility, built-in Google Drive connectivity for uploading/downloading music, and creation of new shortcut tabs for direct access to list filters/sorts that you use the most (including a new tab editor under Settings/Interface/Tabs that supports renaming shortcut tabs and reordering all tabs)

BTR AMP v4.0 – Windows SMB – Now Available in the AppStore

Version 4.0 is a combination of numerous new and enhanced features.

New Features include: A) SMB Uploads – v3.0 introduced downloads from Mac/Windows/Linux computers – v4.0 introduces uploads to those same computers; B) Search by Name – pull down on list and search by typing in the name of a Song, Artist, Album, Genre; and C) Auto-bookmarks for Long Play Songs (audiobooks, podcasts, EDM live sets).

Enhanced Features include A) updated Play Queue current song visuals; B) Songs everywhere enhanced long press context menu; C) Local/In-app songs without embedded cover art default to local JPEG file (folder.jpg or albumartsmall.jpg); D) Settings to filter out DRM and/or CLOUD items at the library level; and many more various bug fixes and optimizations.

BTR AMP v3.0 – Windows SMB – Now Available in the AppStore

Introducing a built-in Windows SMB client under the Connect section. This allows you to download files from other computers such as your PC/Mac/Linux directly into BTR AMP by connecting via the SMB protocol (i.e., Windows File Shares).

If you are unfamiliar with SMB/Windows File Shares, take a look at the following websites:

General
https://www.howtogeek.com/191116/how-to-share-files-between-windows-mac-and-linux-pcs-on-a-network/

Windows 10
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4092694/windows-10-file-sharing-over-a-network
https://service.uoregon.edu/TDClient/2030/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=33750

Mac
https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204445
https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/share-mac-files-with-windows-users-mchlp1657/mac