The Now Playing feature on your Google Pixel 2 is a pretty cool feature.
Bring it anywhere you go, let’s say right now you’re sitting across at a coffee shop drinking your hot cappuccino whilst a strange, cool 80s song starts playing in your background.
Before you even open your phone to go for your Shazam app, your phone already managed to recognize it. 🙂
And thanks to Great Bytes Software they managed to create little app that further makes this weird new feature on your Pixel ever so more powerful.
The app shows you all the songs your Pixel 2 has recognized, which is BTW something Google hasn’t done (possibly due to privacy concerns).
Nevertheless, I’ll show you how and help you see all of your songs that your Pixel 2 has recognized with its Now Playing feature using the app.
How to See All Songs Pixel 2 Has Recognized with Now Playing: 5 Steps
- Go ahead grab your Google Pixel 2 and jump into your Play Store app.
- Next search for an app called Now Playing History in your Play Store and install it. Just so you know Now Playing History is a paid app ($0.99) but it’s actually well worth depending on how you much you use the Now Playing feature. 🙂
- Installed? Great! Now what you need to do is Allow notification access for the app so that you can get your song History. Tap on Allow.
- Next you’ll be asked to enable the switch next to the new Now Playing History app that you’ve just downloaded. Tap OK. Great! Now go ahead enable the switch and then press your Back key on your device (to go back).
- That’s pretty much it! From now on any song that your Google Pixel 2 recognizes using its Now Playing feature will be listed on the main screen of your new Now Playing History app.
You can even tap on any of the songs to open it any one of your music apps whether that’d be your Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, Pandora etc.
And yes the app cares for your eyes so it has a Night Mode too. 👀 Have fun!