MyLink Equipped Car, S Voice, and Soundabout Not Working Together Anymore

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MyLink Equipped Car, S Voice, and Soundabout Not Working Together Anymore

Post by EcchiAngel on Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:41 am

I have a Galaxy Note 3 with Android 4.4.4 and have been using the soundabout app for years. I recently updated and upgraded to the pro version, but there's a feature that worked before and doesn't now. When I get in my car with MyLink (2014 Chevy) my Bluetooth links to my car and my hands free mode turns on. In the past I left soundabout running so that the notifications wouldn't come through the phone's speakers and everything worked fine, especially S voice. However, now if soundabout is on it blocks S voice. S voice acts like it is working, but no sound comes out. I've tried different settings, but nothing works. If I don't use soundabout the notification comes through my phone and my car and bounces back and forth. If I turn my phone on vibrate, it disables hands free mode. I'm really at a loss. Whatever allowed this app to work with my car in the old version isn't working in the new. I'd really like a fix for this please, especially since I paid for the pro version.

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Re: MyLink Equipped Car, S Voice, and Soundabout Not Working Together Anymore

Post by SoundAbout on Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:17 am

Can you try the version I just put in the Beta section?

http://soundabout.userboard.net/f8-download-beta-versions
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Re: MyLink Equipped Car, S Voice, and Soundabout Not Working Together Anymore

Post by EcchiAngel on Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:47 am

The new version did not fix the problem.

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Post by EcchiAngel on Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:49 am

Can you just post a secondary app like "soundabout older version" because the one I had before the update worked just fine. I only needed the app to block the notification sounds to my phone's speakers, nothing else.

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Post by SoundAbout on Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:11 pm

Where you using 2.5.8.0? You can get that in here:
http://soundabout.userboard.net/f8-download-beta-versions
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Re: MyLink Equipped Car, S Voice, and Soundabout Not Working Together Anymore

Post by EcchiAngel on Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:09 am

I honestly don't know which version I was using, but when I download the older versions it makes my phone have CONSTANT popups of "SDK, java, null pointer exception, etc" errors, and that never happened before.

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Post by EcchiAngel on Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:23 am

Also after testing it, version 2.5.8.0 still blocks S voice.

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Post by SoundAbout on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:31 am

Yes, the older versions were not compiled for Android 5.0 and above which is why you get those pop-up errors.

I wish I had S-Voice so I could figure out what is blocking the mic from working.
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Post by EcchiAngel on Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:59 am

Well as I stated in my original message, I do NOT have android 5.0 yet. I have 4.4.4.

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Post by SoundAbout on Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:57 pm

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Re: MyLink Equipped Car, S Voice, and Soundabout Not Working Together Anymore

Post by loydchr on Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:36 pm

I have the same basic issue, and I think that I have a fix. I haven't yet tried it while connected to the Bluetooth in my truck, but it works while connected to my Bluetooth headset. Before doing this, I did update to the latest version (2.6.2.2). Try going to Connectable Devices>Bluetooth Settings and checking "(Mono) microphone override." This fixed the issue for me. Hope this helps, If you would, please let me know if this works for you.

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Post by SoundAbout on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:32 pm

That will keep the Bluetooth microphone constantly connected. A headset does behave a bit differently than a Bluetooth system in the car. The car is a bit tougher to connect to.
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Re: MyLink Equipped Car, S Voice, and Soundabout Not Working Together Anymore

Post by EcchiAngel on Fri May 08, 2015 9:00 am

Switching to the mono microphone does allow my headset to take voice commands, but it forces my notifications to come through my phone's speaker again which defeats the purpose of the app for me. Also, I now have Android 5.0. With 5.0 Android and 2.6.2.2Soundabout it no longer blocks my S Voice when it's linked to the car, but the voice does come through my phone's speaker instead of my car.

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Re: MyLink Equipped Car, S Voice, and Soundabout Not Working Together Anymore

Post by SoundAbout on Sat May 23, 2015 3:07 pm

I haven't had a chance to catch up on responding in a while. In the newer versions of SoundAbout, you can go into the SoundAbout settings and click on the "Voice Search behavior".

You will see a "Choose Voice Search" that you can click on to display the apps, and activities for those apps. I'm not sure what app/activity is used for S/Voice, you may be able to Google that. You can also set what audio to use (Bluetooth mono will be used first for Let app decide) and various timing settings.

If you can choose the correct activity for a S/Voice search, then you can put an icon on your home screen that called "SoundAbout Voice Search".

When you click on the "SoundAbout Voice Search" icon, it will connect to Bluetooth, then open the s-Voice (or what ever app you chose). Now you speak into the car microphone and it responds via the car speakers. Based on the timer settings, it will wait for X number of seconds and then disconnect from the audio you chose (Bluetooth).

I just published a new version to Google Play.

You can get it early, while it is being processed by Google here:
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Re: MyLink Equipped Car, S Voice, and Soundabout Not Working Together Anymore

Post by SoundAbout on Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:28 am


I've been fixing some issues that were tough to find the past few weeks and am just getting back to answering emails/messages.

I just uploaded a new Beta version here.
http://soundabout.userboard.net/f8-download-beta-versions


Reboot after installing.
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