Android Beta Release Notes 6.2.16

  • 24 November 2020
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Hello there,

A new beta version of our Android application is available : v6.2.16!

 

Feature:

▷ [PLAYER] Added a 'sleep timer' feature directly accessible from the player (UP-5597, UP-5764, UP-5872)

When clicking on the new dedicated icon at the bottom center of the player, users can set a time (from 5min to 1 hour) after which the player will pause the playback.

 

 

 

 

Improvements:

▷ [SETTINGS] Revamped, reorganized and reordered the user settings (CONVERSION-539)
In particular, icons were changed, new sections were created, 'Explicit content', 'Data and storage', 'Notifications' and 'Privacy settings' direct entry points were added, and the 'Log out' button was moved to the main settings screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

▷ [SETTINGS] Removed the app restart button in the display settings for changes are applied immediately now when a feature is activated / deactivated (UP-5784)

 

Bug fixes:

▷ [ADS] Added the missing 'sponsored track' label in the Queue list when needed (ADS-960)

▷ [ADS] Made sure we clear regular Free accounts after logout so that a new account only gets audio ads if they connect right after (ADS-1256)

▷ [CAST] Fixed the player's layout and the app's state when reaching the end of the Queue list while casting (PPS-3514)

▷ [CAST] Made sure the podcast's name is displayed at the top of the fullscreen player when casting one of its episodes (PPS-3556)

▷ [CAST] Ensured podcast playback is properly restored in the Deezer app's player when disconnecting from the cast receiver (PPS-3561)

▷ [CAST] Prevented Premium accounts from being able to seek in a Queue list started by a Free account, and prevented the progress bar from being stuck when they try to do so (PPS-3580)

▷ [CAST] Added a context to the SmartTrackList container type in order to keep features consistent when the sender is casting (in particular, for Free users to experience MOD on SmartTrackLists) (PPS-2835)

▷ [CAST] Fixed the play button state and the playback position (in the progress bar) on the sender after connecting to the cast receiver (PPS-3581)

▷ [GDPR] Updated the consent screen for it to fit in small devices (ADS-1455)

▷ [LOGIN/SIGNUP] Ensured the keyboard is hidden in the login form in landscape mode when tapping the 'Done' button (even if not enabled) to allow users to see the errors displayed (NME-1455)

▷ [LOGIN/SIGNUP] When linking a Google account to Deezer, prevented the Google error message from always coming back after it occurred once (i.e. cleared the default Google account when the first connection failed) (NME-1461)

▷ [SEARCH] Made sure the search is correctly performed when using the /search deeplink when the app is not opened on the search tab (or is even closed) (UP-5562)


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Finally direct sleep timer button! Great update 

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Hi @Jean-Baptite Vincey 

 

I still have a bug where when I cast to my Google Home Speaker… after about 30-60 secs Deezer disappears from the top of my pull down menu at the top and when the phone is locked there’s no widget to control the play back.  You have to reopen the app to get it to appear at the top, see both photos below:-

 

No Deezer in the back ground even though it’s casting :( so lose control of playback until you go back into the app - really annoying!

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Good changes, mostly.

Can you please keep now playing view clean, please do not add any icons just for fun.

Timer is great, but why to add it for all, I for example will NEVER use it.

It just clutters the view, thank you.

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Hello @hpguru 

Thank you for your comments, I forwarded it to the team in charge of the player.

 

Regards,

Jean-Baptiste

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can you please make the album covers look bigger on the now playing screen? those new buttons made the covers look smaller

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I agree with @hpguru about the timer - I love the feature is there but maybe not on the music page, perhaps only on the podcast page.

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can you please make the album covers look bigger on the now playing screen? those new buttons made the covers look smaller

I agree with this.

Covers should be as big as possible, I enjoy looking hard dance music covers like these.

These covers are from DJ Beat Records Scandinavia, and I do like them as big as possible.

Music listening is enjoyment, but these covers are less and less big on Deezer.

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can you please make the album covers look bigger on the now playing screen? those new buttons made the covers look smaller

@tarik_alp_onar thank you for your comment.

Can you add a screenshot if you have in order to better see the issue?

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can you please make the album covers look bigger on the now playing screen? those new buttons made the covers look smaller

@tarik_alp_onar thank you for your comment.

Can you add a screenshot if you have in order to better see the issue?

Good day.

If this is the current size of cover image in picture you posted (I used it in comparison).

The Deezer Now Playing cover image is going from update to update less and less in size.

This is not good thing, especially if you want to look them big.

From these picture I absolutely hate third opton.

I like big cover size from first player, but dislike long description of bottom buttons.

Second is fine, but cover could be bigger, and bottom buttons lesser in size.

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Hi @Jean-Baptite Vincey 

 

I still have a bug where when I cast to my Google Home Speaker… after about 30-60 secs Deezer disappears from the top of my pull down menu at the top and when the phone is locked there’s no widget to control the play back.  You have to reopen the app to get it to appear at the top, see both photos below:-

 

No Deezer in the back ground even though it’s casting :( so lose control of playback until you go back into the app - really annoying!

I have the same problem

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@tarik_alp_onar @hpguru 

Thank you for your comments, I forwarded it to the team in charge of the now playing screen.

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@tarik_alp_onar @hpguru 

Thank you for your comments, I forwarded it to the team in charge of the now playing screen.

Thanks you so much!!!

I hope they will listen and change player design for something users actually want and like.

Simplicity and big cover with less buttons to see.

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That's it, that even the image element of the album cover disappears from the music. Of course music is the most important thing, but the cover gives it that face. I have many lp and cd and I like to look at album covers and read booklets. It's a kind of the author's signature. Therefore, I would also like to increase the cover on the display.

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Any improvements to android auto? Skipping tracks still fails every so often and it will randomly stop playing. 

Hi @Jean-Baptite Vincey 

Since the 6.2.17 (beta), I’ve found some major issues

  • Player disappears (sometimes) on all tabs (Musique, Shows, Favoris, Recherche)
  • 2 songs playing simultaneously (I found one way to reproduce it)
  • New feature on the Lab’ “playback speed” closing my app on repeat

Best regards!
Axouuu,  French Deezer Legend

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Hi @Jean-Baptite Vincey 

Since the 6.2.17 (beta), I’ve found some major issues

  • Player disappears (sometimes) on all tabs (Musique, Shows, Favoris, Recherche)
  • 2 songs playing simultaneously (I found one way to reproduce it)
  • New feature on the Lab’ “playback speed” closing my app on repeat

Best regards!
Axouuu,  French Deezer Legend

another problem to add: the arrows in all rankings remain fixed, and indicate no variation and no new entry 

Good day.

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Just got it.

Settings view is so simple compared to previous. It’s amazing.

Buttons too big still, but at least cover image is not as little as you wanted. It stays the same, in the middle size of my comparison picture, which is okay even if first cover size is much better.

Clock feature works, thanks you so much!

Hello there,

A new beta version of our Android application is available : v6.2.16!

 

Feature:

▷ [PLAYER] Added a 'sleep timer' feature directly accessible from the player (UP-5597, UP-5764, UP-5872)

When clicking on the new dedicated icon at the bottom center of the player, users can set a time (from 5min to 1 hour) after which the player will pause the playback.

 

 

 

 

Improvements:

▷ [SETTINGS] Revamped, reorganized and reordered the user settings (CONVERSION-539)
In particular, icons were changed, new sections were created, 'Explicit content', 'Data and storage', 'Notifications' and 'Privacy settings' direct entry points were added, and the 'Log out' button was moved to the main settings screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

▷ [SETTINGS] Removed the app restart button in the display settings for changes are applied immediately now when a feature is activated / deactivated (UP-5784)

 

Bug fixes:

▷ [ADS] Added the missing 'sponsored track' label in the Queue list when needed (ADS-960)

▷ [ADS] Made sure we clear regular Free accounts after logout so that a new account only gets audio ads if they connect right after (ADS-1256)

▷ [CAST] Fixed the player's layout and the app's state when reaching the end of the Queue list while casting (PPS-3514)

▷ [CAST] Made sure the podcast's name is displayed at the top of the fullscreen player when casting one of its episodes (PPS-3556)

▷ [CAST] Ensured podcast playback is properly restored in the Deezer app's player when disconnecting from the cast receiver (PPS-3561)

▷ [CAST] Prevented Premium accounts from being able to seek in a Queue list started by a Free account, and prevented the progress bar from being stuck when they try to do so (PPS-3580)

▷ [CAST] Added a context to the SmartTrackList container type in order to keep features consistent when the sender is casting (in particular, for Free users to experience MOD on SmartTrackLists) (PPS-2835)

▷ [CAST] Fixed the play button state and the playback position (in the progress bar) on the sender after connecting to the cast receiver (PPS-3581)

▷ [GDPR] Updated the consent screen for it to fit in small devices (ADS-1455)

▷ [LOGIN/SIGNUP] Ensured the keyboard is hidden in the login form in landscape mode when tapping the 'Done' button (even if not enabled) to allow users to see the errors displayed (NME-1455)

▷ [LOGIN/SIGNUP] When linking a Google account to Deezer, prevented the Google error message from always coming back after it occurred once (i.e. cleared the default Google account when the first connection failed) (NME-1461)

▷ [SEARCH] Made sure the search is correctly performed when using the /search deeplink when the app is not opened on the search tab (or is even closed) (UP-5562)

Hi there!

i was looking to become a beta tester but the link posted to google+ is broken.

 

PD: i’m really eager to be a beta tester since i’ve been using deezer for the past 7 years

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Hi @Jean-Baptite Vincey 

Since the 6.2.17 (beta), I’ve found some major issues

  • Player disappears (sometimes) on all tabs (Musique, Shows, Favoris, Recherche)
  • 2 songs playing simultaneously (I found one way to reproduce it)
  • New feature on the Lab’ “playback speed” closing my app on repeat

Best regards!
Axouuu,  French Deezer Legend

Hello @Axouuu !

Thank you for your feedback ! I’ll send you a private message so you can share the way to reproduce it ! 

@MATHÉO.YANN Indeed, it seems like we have a problem with the top arrows ! I’ll transfer it to the tech team !

@hpguru Thank you :) 

@elcontador you can still follow this link to become a beta tester !  https://play.google.com/apps/testing/deezer.android.app

 

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Hi @Jean-Baptite Vincey 

Since the 6.2.17 (beta), I’ve found some major issues

  • Player disappears (sometimes) on all tabs (Musique, Shows, Favoris, Recherche)
  • 2 songs playing simultaneously (I found one way to reproduce it)
  • New feature on the Lab’ “playback speed” closing my app on repeat

Best regards!
Axouuu,  French Deezer Legend

Hello @Axouuu !

Thank you for your feedback ! I’ll send you a private message so you can share the way to reproduce it ! 

@MATHÉO.YANN Indeed, it seems like we have a problem with the top arrows ! I’ll transfer it to the tech team !

@hpguru Thank you :) 

@elcontador you can still follow this link to become a beta tester !  https://play.google.com/apps/testing/deezer.android.app

 

Thank you so much!

I really do appreciate your work around Deezer Premium.

Deezer Premium and it’s improvements allows my musical journey hard dance to continue.

I will be more than happy to try next version too :pray:

Doctor is very pleased now.

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Hi @Carole Thebaud  

the ranking level bug has been resolved, but one drawback is still not resolved, it is that nothing indicates an entry in the ranking, it would be good to put a blue dots to indicate an entry in the ranking ,please  . 

 

Sorry for my english , i not speak english. 

Thanks for the improvements. I am experiencing the same issue with the notification menu when casting. The Google Home notification status is the only way I can control the music.

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I'm not sure if it is linked to the recent updates but it only started recently but when I add an album to the play queue it adds it twice which is getting rather frustrating...I'm on version 6.2.18.64 through Android.

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can you please make the album covers look bigger on the now playing screen? those new buttons made the covers look smaller

@tarik_alp_onar thank you for your comment.

Can you add a screenshot if you have in order to better see the issue?

Good day.

If this is the current size of cover image in picture you posted (I used it in comparison).

The Deezer Now Playing cover image is going from update to update less and less in size.

This is not good thing, especially if you want to look them big.

From these picture I absolutely hate third opton.

I like big cover size from first player, but dislike long description of bottom buttons.

Second is fine, but cover could be bigger, and bottom buttons lesser in size.

They do listen!

Today the picture is as big as possible.

Thank you so much Android teams!

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