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    Default Adding an installed app to the list of apps that can play music/audio books

    Currently, I have quite a number of audiobooks in m4a format. If I tap a file's icon I get a list of just 2 apps that Android recognizes should be able to play this type of file, viz, Double Twist and Sound Player. I would like to add Akimbo to this list as it's my preferred audiobook player.

    Is there a way of doing this?

    Thanks in advance,
    Paul. Android 4.0.4 (Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.7)

    PS I'm sorry if this sort of question has been posted before as I'm not sure how to phrase my search criteria to find it/them. If the topic has been adequately covered, perhaps you might just point me to the thread.
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    Default Re: Adding an installed app to the list of apps that can play music/audio books

    I am not aware of a way to add a particular app to that selection screen. If you open Akimbo, can it play those files?

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    Default Re: Adding an installed app to the list of apps that can play music/audio books

    OK. If you are correct, Golfdriver97, then Android 4.0 (and earlier?) at least doesn't have the Windows equivalent of offering you another app not in its list of known apps for working with a file. Ah well, I suppose you can't have everything - Android 5, perhaps?

    To answer your question: yes Akimbo can play those files - you just load its profile into Akimbo's library and it plays like any mp3 or aac file. Now I think of it, perhaps this is an Akimbo issue, because if I choose an m4v/wmv file on my system I'm offered a list that includes MX Player Pro, another app I have downloaded and installed like Akimbo. Perhaps I should contact the Akimbo developers to see if this feature could be included in an upgrade.

    What's behind my query is that I'm looking at purchasing a Wi-Fi external hdd. My reading of the literature suggests that all you can do with these devices is use the manufacturer's connection/administration app to locate your file then tap it to select what to do with it. I haven't seen any info suggesting that the Wi-Fi connection appears in your extStorage list which would be needed for Akimbo to find it. Perhaps I have missed something, though. I'm looking at a Seagate Wireless Plus unit.

    Many thanks for your response, Golfdriver97.
    Paul.

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