Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL: How to enable the ‘Now Playing’ music recognition feature

How to enable the ‘Now Playing’ music recognition feature. When Google declared the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, one of the handset's flagship features was its capability to recognize vocals automatically called Now Learning. However, this feature is handicapped by default. Here's how to carefully turn it on...

How to enable the Now Playing feature:

  • Unlock your Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL and go to the Settings menu
  • Scroll down and tap on Sound
  • Select Advanced at the bottom of the page and scroll through the different options
  • Tap on Now Playing
  • Toggle Show on lock screen
  • Additionally, you can turn on Also show notifications to have the music recognition feature show in the notification shade

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