Find out what music is playing near you

To learn more about music you hear around you, you can have your Pixel 2 automatically identify a song.

  • Depending on where you want to get notifications, you can see them if your phone is locked or when you're using your phone.
  • To learn more about a song, if your phone is locked, tap the notification twice. If you're using your phone, expand notifications at the top, then tap it.
Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.1 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Get song info

To see song info like title and artist, turn on Now Playing.

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Sound and then Advanced and then Now Playing.
  3. Turn on Show on lock screen.
  4. Plug in your phone and connect to Wi-Fi.
  5. Wait for a few minutes. Your phone will download the song database so it can recognize songs.

Change where notifications appear

If you don't want to get song notifications at the top of your screen, you can turn them off.

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Sound and then Advanced and then Now Playing.
  3. Tap Also show notifications.
  4. Turn off Pixel Ambient Services.



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