Tried the Smart ABP app today and all went swimmingly with it. It did not even have the Pause/Play on gear select glitch I experienced using the other app but I am reserving judgement that it may be the particular van with the problem (too busy to get round to trying the other app on today's van). The variable auto-rewind feature works well.
But I am experiencing the annoyance of what seems to be a more universal problem with Bluetooth auto-play if this evening's googlings are anything to go by: When using another app (in this case BBC Sounds) and having that pause when I get out the van and lose BT connection then when I get back to the van and it reconnects it resumes playing Smart ABP rather than BBC Sounds. TBH that is a bit of pain in the posterior as it means getting the phone out to manually get it to resume playback of the right app.
I am astonished that what seems like such a huge bugbear in BT has been allowed to continue for so many years. Do they really think users only ever use one app for playing media? I have a home screen on my phone stuffed with them. Or is it that these various apps do not all tell the OS that they are the current media player and should be the one to handle the BT Play event that is generated on connection?
Wondering if a workaround is to leave the phone in the van when using BBC Sounds so it stays connected to BT though need to be careful when and where I do that and maybe hide the phone out of sight.
BT Infinity 1 (unlimited)