How To Get The Pixel 2 Always Listening Feature On Any Android Phone

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Always listening feature on the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL devices which were launched earlier this year was something that left every one in awe. The thought of our phone automatically detecting and identifying songs playing around us sounds something that belongs to the future.

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But, the fact is that, Google is not the first one to bring this awesome feature to the market, just like how it is not the first one to bring the motion photos feature to the world. The always listening feature on the Pixel 2 devices is actually quite old as Shazam, a similar song detecting service had included it in their app some time ago.

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So, if you are one among those people who were flattered by this ‘innovative’ tech from Google, think again because you can get that Always listening feature right now on your device. If you are wondering how, read on.

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How To Get The Pixel 2 Always Listening Feature On Any Android Phone

Step 1:

First of all, download and install the Shazam app from the Google Play Store.

Developer: Apple, Inc.
Price: Free
  • Shazam Screenshot
  • Shazam Screenshot

Step 2:

Now open the app and then head over to the settings by scrolling to the left.

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Step 3:

Now turn on the Auto Shazam feature from within the app settings and you will now be getting a persistent notification on your notification bar saying ‘Auto Shazam is on’.


Step 4:

That’s it. The auto listening feature of Shazam is now turned on and the app will continue to listen to the songs playing around you until you go back to the app settings and turn it off manually.

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Once it detects a song it will be stored on the app and you can click on the notification at any time to view all the songs it has detected.


While this feature is extremely accurate and useful it might also be battery consuming if left turned on at all times. So it is advisable to switch it off when not needed even if your device has a massive battery to prevent a significant amount of battery drain.

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