Nov 1st, 2017 publishUpdated   Aug 14th, 2019, 9:34 am

The Pixel 2 isn’t as flashy as the Pixel 2 XL, but it may actually be the better Pixel device this year. We’ve already shared our battery life first impressions and a bunch of camera samples. Now, it’s time to get into the tips and tricks. If you just got the Pixel 2 or are thinking of picking one up, here are the first things to do!

The Pixel 2 has a very neat feature called “Now Playing.” This feature will automatically scan for music playing in your surroundings and display the song info on your lock screen and notifications. It’s basically like Shazam, but working all the time so you don’t have to think about it.

  1. Go to Settings > Sound
  2. Tap Advanced (skip this step on newer versions)
  3. Select Now Playing
  4. Toggle the switch on/off
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