FAQ – Is BTR AMP a Subscription Based App?

Q: Is BTR AMP a subscription-based app?

A: BTR AMP is a paid app that offers both a ONE TIME PAYMENT option (the Infinity Membership) and a PAY AS YOU GO option (the Monthly and Yearly Memberships – i.e., subscriptions). It’s all about giving you the ability to decide what is best for you. In order to determine if BTR AMP meets your needs, BTR AMP offers a FREE 30-DAY TRIAL, but you must sign up for a subscription in order to receive the FREE 30-DAY TRIAL. In order to not be charged by Apple for the installment price of the subscription, you must cancel the subscription more than 24 hours before it expires.

We are confident that over the course of the FREE 30-DAY TRIAL, BTR AMP will convince you that it is worth your hard earned money. But if you like what you see, yet aren’t quite ready to pay for the Infinity Membership, hang around for a couple of months via the Monthly Membership (less than half the price of a cup of coffee around these parts) and watch us continue to make BTR AMP even more incredible. Better yet, please reach out to the BTR AMP Support Team with feature requests and bug reports.

Our goal is to put out new releases at least once a month, though life can sometimes get in the way. We have already invested a couple thousand hours into the design and development of BTR AMP and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Enjoy!

BTR AMP – FAQ – Library – How do I fix my broken compilation album?


BTR AMP creates Albums based on the following metadata (i.e., ID3 tags) from your audio file(s): ALBUM_NAME, ALBUM_ARTIST, FOLDER_PATH

If your audio files have a blank/empty ALBUM_ARTIST field, BTR AMP will copy the value from the [TRACK] ARTIST field.


When BTR AMP encounters a set of audio files for a compilation album that have different values for the ARTIST field and no values for the ABLUM_ARTIST field, BTR AMP simply creates a new ALBUM record for each ARTIST found, thus breaking a single album into multiple ALBUM records within BTR AMP.


The way to avoid having BTR AMP break up your compilation albums is to populate the ALBUM_ARTIST field in the audio files for the compilation with the same value. In other words, enter something such as “Various”, “Various Artists”, or “Unknown” as the value for the ALBUM_ARTIST field. This can be accomplished by one of the following methods:

Future Feature(s()

We understand that some users are looking for a “complete solution” for managing and listening to their audio library. We have had that in mind from day one. We already plan on adding a number of additional features in upcoming releases that will make both identifying “broken compilations” and fixing them much easier. Until then, hopefully the above will assist users in getting the most out of BTR AMP without being frustrated.

BTR AMP – FAQ – Connect – How do I use the Custom URL Scheme to initiate a Download Synchronization?

Version 10.1 introduced support for a Custom URL Scheme and an operation that can be initiated via that scheme: starting a download synchronization. If you are regularly grabbing all new audio files from your desktop or laptop, this shortcut solution can help automate that.

The URL scheme is pretty straight forward:


For example, using an account named “H” (which the SMB URL points at the computer without any share or folder info) and wanting to download the entire folder “Rock” from the share named “MUSIC”, this is what my URL looks like:


Within the Shortcuts app, add a new Shortcut, touch Add Action within that Shortcut, find the action type named “Open URLs”, enter your customized version of the above “btramp” URL, give the Shortcut a name. Now you can either verbally tell Siri to run that shortcut or you can manually launch the shortcut by either launching the Shortcuts app or adding a Home Screen icon for the shortcut and touching that when you want to run the sync.

When executed BTR AMP will create a notification that the Download Synchronization started. When execution is completed, BTR AMP will create a notification summarizing how many files have been downloaded and/or skipped (i.e., they were previously downloaded).