Player FM 2.7.1: Chrome custom tabs, funky animation, and more

Player FM 2.7.1 has been launched with several new features. Here’s the rundown of the new developments:

Chrome Custom Tabs

As noted on the Android and Chrome blogs, Chrome 45 is now out with custom tab support. This is the feature that was announced at Google IO, which helps to bridge the gap between native and web. If you click on external links inside the app, it will open in a Chrome browser as before, but now the transition and web browser appearance feels like you are still inside the Player FM app. You’ll also find publisher links are pre-fetched if you have opened them from the new Links dialogs.

Here’s an example of an external link you might have opened via an episode’s shownotes:

Faster, smoother, transition from list to individual episode screen

So you can click play and listen straight away to your favorite episode.

Display Settings

We’ve added a new Display Settings section, which has helped us to clean up the overflow menus in the main screen.

That’s taken from the beta … where episode swiping is now possible.

Better support for Chromecasting from multiple devices

Multiple devices can easily use Chromecast and the Player FM app.

Bug fixes

The new version also underwent a couple of bug fixes to enhance your listening experience.

Check out the Google Play Store and update the app to experience these brand-new features!

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