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1) SoundAbout Service - Turn service "On (Foreground)", "On (Auto Restart)", "On (Stoppable)", "OFF".
(ON - Auto Restart) can be used to remove constant notification in Android 4.3.

2) Media Audio - Route the media audio to (Built-In speaker, Wired Headphones, Wired Headset (with mic), Earpiece, Aux Digital(HDMI), Bluetooth(A2DP), Bluetooth(mono), Bluetooth(mono)(dynamic), Dock(Analog), Dock(Digital)).
(Some outputs are enabled for the PRO VERSION only)

3) Phone call audio - (Pro version)
Route the phone call audio to (Built in Earpiece, External speaker, Bluetooth (mono), Wired Headphones, Wired Headset (with mic), Dock (Analog), Dock (Digital)
Phone call audio to Bluetoth A2DP(media) NOT allowed in Android.

4) Text-To-Speech behavior...(Android 4.0+)(Pro version) -
Settings to send Text-To-Speech audio to various outputs with/without delays:
Android TTS setting... - Opens the Android TTS settings screen so that you can choose SoundAbout TTS as your Text-To-Speech engine.
Audio Output - Route the TTS audio to (External speaker, Wired Headphones, Wired Headset (with mic), Earpiece, Aux Digital(HDMI), Bluetooth(A2DP), Bluetooth(mono), Dock(Analog), Dock(Digital)).
Max Utterance per request... - How many TTS to items to process per request. Handy if the client app (Google Nav) tries to process ALL the TTS items at one time. This lets you do 1,2,3.etc at a time.
Delay utterance (secs) - Lets you delay before sending the audio to output. Handy to allow Bluetooth mono to connect.
Allow background audio - Allows existing audio to continue at a lower volume while TTS audio is playing.

5) Notification behavior
Block Notifications to Speaker - Block notification/alarm sounds from playing through the SPEAKER
Block Ringtones to Speaker - Block ringtones from playing through the SPEAKER.
Caller Notification behavior - Settings to speak caller id when ringing. (new permission to read contacts)
Status Bar Notification - Show audio status in status bar, when Service runs in foreground

6) Wired Headset behavior... -
Wired Headset detection - ALLOW or IGNORE the headphone/headset plug in/out detection.
Wired Headset microphone - DETECT or IGNORE that a headset has a microphone when plugged in.
Un-plug pauses music player - Have the music player pause when you unplug a wired headset. If left un-checked, the music player may still pause if it is designed to do so.
Plug-in continues music player - Have music player continue playing when headset is plugged back in (if music player was playing when headset was un-plugged).
Plug-in Volume (Pro Version) - Turn ON and set default volume when headset is plugged in.

7) Bluetooth behavior - (Pro version):
Bluetooth Auto Enable - Automatically enable Bluetooth when Bluetooth output is selected.
(A2DP) Media audio usage - Allow/Deny the connected Bluetooth media device to be the default output for media.
(Mono) Media audio usage - Allow/Deny the connected Bluetooth mono device to be the default output for media. May not work for all phones.
Phone call usage - Allow/Deny the connected Bluetooth mono device to be the default output for phone calls.
(Mono) microphone override - Use the Bluetooth (mono) device microphone for voice input while using audio output set in the Media audio setting.
Disable wired audio - Disable wired headset when in Bluetooth mono phone call.
Disconnect to speaker - Allow/Deny using speaker for notifications(notifications still go to selected media audio output)

8) Dock behavior - (Pro version):
Analog Dock audio usage - Allow/Deny the connected Analog Dock to be the default output for media.
Digital Dock audio usage - Allow/Deny the connected Digital Dock to be the default output for media.

9) There is a widget named "Headset Toggle" to toggle a Wired Headset on or off.

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Recently changed in this version

RESTART phone after installing.

NEW PERMISSION (Read Contacts) is for spoken caller name/number is now included in the Notification behavior section.

To REMOVE (Read Contacts) permission: - Release Notes here:

Older release notes at:

Comments and ratings for SoundAbout
  • (67 stars)

    by Tee Wrecks on 01/12/2014

    App accomplished what I wanted it to do: routing incoming call ringtone to phone speaker when headphones are plugged in, while allowing me to continue answering calls/speaking to callers via headphones. The extra option to have my device speak caller ID did not work on my OnePlus One but that's OK since I didn't even know that was a feature anyway when I installed this, so Im just using this app i

  • (67 stars)

    by Martin Herzfeld on 01/12/2014

    I would suggest adding an option to enable the audio output jack on the EDD-S20JWE dock on the back?

  • (67 stars)

    by Crystal Lee on 01/12/2014

    Sometimes the audio from my phone doesn't properly route to my car through the HDMI cable I use. Soundabout seems to fix it. But I keep getting this annoying popup failed headset behaviour notification in Lollipop. It's seriously annoying. So much so, that I uninstalled the app. If this gets fixed, I will happily download and use it again. Till then, I am seeing if I can do without it...

  • (67 stars)

    by Mark Herwig on 01/12/2014

    Can't play over headphones and Bluetooth together, please make this work and I will buy the pro version!

  • (67 stars)

    by C Liao on 01/12/2014

    Is there a way to play notification over wired earphones when connected? I installed this to stop speaker notifications when headphones are connect, my note 4 just vibrates when my calendar app has a reminder or when i receive a viber message. Ringing does play over the headphones as expected and preferred, though.

  • (67 stars)

    by GreenPanda uk on 30/11/2014

    Need to play sound on tv. Does it 100%.

  • (67 stars)

    by Christian Yanga on 29/11/2014

    I drop my phone at the water , speaker wont open becouse of headset jam . Now its working coz of this aps . OMG thanks