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Listen to music, calls & more on your Pixel phone

You can listen to music, calls, videos, and other sounds on your Pixel phone. You can use your phone's built-in speakers or audio accessories like headphones, earbuds, and speakers.

Option 1: Listen through your phone's speakers

By default, your Pixel phone plays sound through its built-in speakers. See where your phone's speakers are.

Option 2: Pair Bluetooth headphones or speakers

If you pair Bluetooth headphones or speakers with your Pixel phone, sound plays through the accessory. Learn how to pair Bluetooth accessories.

Option 3: Plug in headphones or speakers

If you plug headphones or speakers into your Pixel phone, sound plays through the accessory.

  • Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL (2017)
    Use digital audio accessories that have USB-C connections. If needed, use your 3.5-mm jack to USB-C adapter. See what comes in the box with your Pixel phone.
  • Pixel & Pixel XL (2016)
    Use audio accessories that have USB-C connections or 3.5-mm jacks.

Troubleshoot sound problems

For more troubleshooting tips, join the conversation on the Pixel User Community.

Use recommended accessories

If headphones say "Made by Google" or "Made for Google," we certified that they work with Pixel phones. Other digital audio accessories can also work with Pixel phones. Find accessories on the Google Store.

Some accessories that work with Pixel 2 phones

Brand Accessory Connections & features
Google Google Pixel Buds Bluetooth
Fast Pair
Google Assistant
AiAiAi TMA-2 Modular Preset (MFG1, MFG2, MFG3, MFG4, MFG5) USB-C
Google Assistant
AiAiAi H60 - Bluetooth headband MFG Bluetooth
Fast Pair
Google Assistant
AiAiAi TMA-2 Modular Wireless Preset (MFG6, MFG7, MFG8) Bluetooth
Fast Pair
Google Assistant
Libratone QAdapt In-Ear USB-C USB-C
Google Assistant
Libratone QAdapt On-Ear BT Bluetooth
Fast Pair
Google Assistant
Master & Dynamic Earphones (ME05, MH30, MH40, MH50, MH60) USB-C
Google Assistant

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