I'm newbie in android world (recently switched from windows phone). And I really miss the music overlay that comes into place when you press volume level button.

In desktop windows it looks like this, something like that on the phone. enter image description here

I really miss this overlay hence it allowed to pause music fast and fluid. I can't do it now on my phone. Only option I offered is lock screen widget but it's not handy - I use my fingerpring to unlock phone and actually never see lockscreen. And while using phone I have to go into music app and switch track or use its widget. That's pretty annoing. Is there any options to have similiar with windows functionality here?

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    Does your music app not show a persistent notification with media playback controls? Or is it not handy too? :-) – Firelord Nov 19 '18 at 16:21
  • On pressing volume key? No, it's not. – Anton Shakalo Nov 19 '18 at 16:23
  • Would it be an acceptable solution if you press a volume button and the notification bar drop down on its own automatically, giving access to media controls? – Firelord Nov 19 '18 at 16:25
  • That can be an option, I need to see how it works – Anton Shakalo Nov 19 '18 at 16:27
  • Have a look at this app play.google.com/store/apps/… – beeshyams Nov 19 '18 at 16:48

I have tried a number of media players and I don't think such a feature is offered by any of them. However, as a workaround, I offer this solution:

Whenever you would press a volume button, provided a music is playing, the status bar would automatically drop down, giving access to persistent notification of your music player along with its media controls.

Follow these instructions:

  1. Install MacroDroid.
  2. Go to Accessibility settings in your Settings app and enable both the accessibility services of MacroDroid.
  3. Launch MacroDroid → Add Macro:

    • Trigger: Volume Button Pressed → Use Accessibility Service → Volume Up → Update Volume

    • Action: Expand/Collapse Status Bar → Expand Status Bar

    • Condition: Music Active → Music Playing

  4. Make an another macro with same action, same condition, same action but choose Volume Down, instead of Volume Up.
  5. Play a song, and test the volume buttons.

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