Various AstellnKern devices now support Android based (APK) streaming apps through their Open APP service.
Here is a list of music players supporting this feature:
Open APP Services support the following streaming apps:
Tidal, Quboz, Deezer, Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, SoundCloud, TuneIn Radio, myTuner, Sirius XM, DS Audio, Bandcamp, Melon, Bugs, Music Mate, AWA, QQ Music, KK BOX, KT genie, Joox, and Moov
*Specific validated apps by Astell&Kern can be installed on the select players. Not all apps available in app stores will be validated for Astell&Kern devices, such as Apple Music and Google, but will be continuing to add services available for download. Although an app is validated, there might be some restrictions on services, policies or updates. Also, keep in mind that some apps are only available in select countries.
How to Install the Open APP Service
Please follow these instructions on how to download and install the Open APP Service on your Astell&Kern player (Example: download and install of Spotify on SP1000M from APKPure.com):
1). On your computer, visit https://apkpure.com
2). Type "Spotify" in the APKPure search box and press enter.
3). Select "Spotify Music" to go to the app's page. Once there, click on the green button "Download APK" to start the download.
4). Connect your Astell&Kern music player to your computer. Next, drag the downloaded Spotify file into the file named "OpenService" on the player's directory (*Note that the OpenService folder is automatically generated on the player. The process will not work if the app file is placed outside of this folder).
5). Once complete, safely disconnect your Astell&Kern player from the computer.
6). On the main menu of the Astell&Kern player, select the "Service" folder.
*Note: The "Back" button (in picture below on right of screen) can be relocated if in the way or covering icons. Simply press and drag the button up or down to relocate.
7). Now you will see the apps that have been downloaded to the player and you can install the app by tapping on the icon to the right.
8). Next, select "INSTALL" to start the install process.
9). Once the install is complete you are ready to start streaming!
(To install other streaming apps on the A&K music player, repeat the steps above for each service)
Music Streaming App Offline Mode Support
Some apps such as Spotify and Tidal support offline mode. For full instructions on how to set this up, please refer to the instructions for the corresponding application. Also, some applications allow you to choose the location of where the files are stored locally. To save storage space on the device, you can choose files to be saves to the external memory (microSD card) in the settings of the app. Note: you will not be able to access these files outside of the application, as they will be hidden.
*Example: How to play Tidal in offline mode
1). While connected to WiFi, download content that you are wanting to access when in offline mode.
2). Once all the files are downloaded, switch off the WiFi on the device.
3). Access you offline content in the Tidal app and start playing. Note: You will still be able to directly access your currently playing content through the Notification Bar while the app is running.
- CAUTION -
The source of apps that are listed above are unknown and not provided by Astell&Kern. Please be aware that if any app is installed, the device may be damaged and personal data compromised. If you install an app from an unknown source, despite the warning, Astell&Kern is not responsible for any damages to the device and data resulting from the application's installation. Downloading and installing such applications may limit the scope of after-sales services provided by Astell&Kern.
Installation of any application is under the discretion of the user.
If you have any further questions or comments regarding the installation of APK apps onto your Astell&Kern device, please leave a comment below. We have many great products from Astell&Kern available - check out our Astell&Kern Brand Page to learn more.