As we have discovered throughout this chapter, Android provides a rich set of capabilities for working with audio files. The capabilities it offers are implemented in a manner similar to those we have used with the image capture capabilities; specifically, we can use the built-in applications through an intent or create our own custom playback application. Also, the MediaStore has special capabilities for audio beyond querying for individual audio files—we can use it to search and browse for audio based on artist, album, genre, and more.
In the next chapter, we'll take this a step further and look at the world opened up by harnessing audio not stored on the device, but rather available via the Internet.
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