August 29, 2014

Make Your Own AnyCut Shortcuts (Part 2 of 3)

Picking up where we last left off, Alex is back with another helpful way to get the most out of Anycut.  Today’s edition shows you how to create playlists on your Android desktop screen.

According to openintents.org, the playlist URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) only supports the action PICK, which means you probably won’t be able to automatically play playlists, at least not with the built-in music player. This shortcut is useful for eliminating the couple of clicks you need to get to a playlist. Very handy for motorists:

  • Action: android.intent.action.PICK
  • Data: content://media/external/audio/playlists/

This should get you to the “Pick” screen for playlists, meaning that there’s no index necessary. It will only work if you have an SD card inserted (notice the “external”). Playlists are stored on and tied to a particular SD card. Insert another SD card, and you’ll get playlists of songs on that card.