1. Rajat 14's Avatar
    Does the new Pixel 3 scan for music in the background and display it on the lockscreen ?
    10-11-2018 06:22 AM
  2. Kevin_G_Sanchez's Avatar
    Yes. It will even have a history of identified songs.
    Kalvin Kerns and ndonnine like this.
    10-11-2018 06:30 AM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    It will even have a history of identified songs.
    It WILL have a history of the last few songs that were played. If you want a complete history your best bet is still something like Now Playing History https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...playinghistory
    10-17-2018 02:31 AM
  4. Pieter Nemegeer's Avatar
    It WILL have a history of the last few songs that were played. If you want a complete history your best bet is still something like Now Playing History https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...playinghistory
    that should be a default feature!
    10-17-2018 03:21 AM
  5. vzwuser76's Avatar
    It WILL have a history of the last few songs that were played. If you want a complete history your best bet is still something like Now Playing History https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...playinghistory
    Do we know for sure that it will only have the last few saved? Considering that they brought this about because of apps like Now Playing History, it seems odd that they would bring the functionality but limit it to the last few songs.
    10-17-2018 11:17 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yes it will.
    10-17-2018 11:19 AM
  7. MartianReplicant's Avatar
    Oh! I never hear anything from this feature since the first Pixel, so it's nice it's a continuing trend.

    I wish my phone had it, but that will come eventually I think.
    10-17-2018 01:37 PM
  8. GSDer's Avatar
    Do we know for sure that it will only have the last few saved?
    I don't have a Pixel 3 so I can't tell you; all I can say is what I read. XDA posted this "Google has finally added history to the Now Playing feature. If you go to the Now Playing settings page in Sound Settings, you can now access a new menu that displays the last few songs that the Pixel 3 recognized." (bold emphasis mine). https://www.xda-developers.com/googl...inor-features/
    10-17-2018 05:03 PM
  9. anon(10274434)'s Avatar
    Does the new Pixel 3 scan for music in the background and display it on the lockscreen ?
    3 XL does - recognized Roy Orbison's Pretty Woman from the Black and White Album - AND - Aerosmith's Walk This Way -
    10-17-2018 05:11 PM
  10. vzwuser76's Avatar
    I don't have a Pixel 3 so I can't tell you; all I can say is what I read. XDA posted this "Google has finally added history to the Now Playing feature. If you go to the Now Playing settings page in Sound Settings, you can now access a new menu that displays the last few songs that the Pixel 3 recognized." (bold emphasis mine). https://www.xda-developers.com/googl...inor-features/
    But that doesn't say how many they're talking about are stored, or how many songs they tried it out with. It could be they only tried it for a few songs. Now if they did 20 songs and only the last 5 show, that would be one thing. But if they only tried a few, that doesn't tell us much. Worst case we use Now Playing History until they change it.
    10-17-2018 06:36 PM
  11. anon(10274434)'s Avatar
    But that doesn't say how many they're talking about are stored, or how many songs they tried it out with. It could be they only tried it for a few songs. Now if they did 20 songs and only the last 5 show, that would be one thing. But if they only tried a few, that doesn't tell us much. Worst case we use Now Playing History until they change it.
    Got 8 showing - that was all I listened to
    10-17-2018 07:16 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Got 8 showing - that was all I listened to
    Does it work even with your 8 track?
    10-17-2018 09:47 PM
  13. anon(10274434)'s Avatar
    Does it work even with your 8 track?
    Yes, but only the first 6 tracks still work.
    10-18-2018 03:49 AM
  14. Sturm Rider's Avatar
    It will be great if we don't have to add an app now to get the history. Looking forward to seeing what the 3XL offers here. Coming from a Pixel XL never had that option of even seeing the song.
    10-18-2018 04:25 AM
  15. anon(10274434)'s Avatar
    It will be great if we don't have to add an app now to get the history. Looking forward to seeing what the 3XL offers here. Coming from a Pixel XL never had that option of even seeing the song.
    No app needed - see post 11 in this thread. You can add and icon to the desktop which allows you to access history rather quickly - good job Google

    Didn't recognize Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis - then I remembered - Elvis has left the building
    10-18-2018 04:49 AM
  16. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Can now confirm that it does have a full history, not just limited to the last few songs. I've got 50 songs in my history since the 18th when I got it.
    10-20-2018 08:13 PM
  17. GSDer's Avatar
    Can now confirm that it does have a full history, not just limited to the last few songs.
    That's good to know.
    Can you compare the stock Now Playing history to what is provided in the application that I referenced? Does it allow you to mark a song as a Favorite, or link to that song on YouTube or in Google Play Music? May seem like a silly question but I don't have a Pixel 3 so I don't know what the stock behavior is like.
    10-21-2018 12:55 AM
  18. vzwuser76's Avatar
    That's good to know.
    Can you compare the stock Now Playing history to what is provided in the application that I referenced? Does it allow you to mark a song as a Favorite, or link to that song on YouTube or in Google Play Music? May seem like a silly question but I don't have a Pixel 3 so I don't know what the stock behavior is like.
    Clicking on a song brings up a box that allows you the option to go to the song, like it, or add it to your playlist on Google Play Music, YouTube, or YouTube Music. It also lets you ask Assistant about it or share it.
    GSDer likes this.
    10-21-2018 01:18 PM
  19. EMGSM's Avatar
    Can now confirm that it does have a full history, not just limited to the last few songs. I've got 50 songs in my history since the 18th when I got it.
    I'm glad this is included on the P3. I just recently figured this out.
    10-21-2018 04:07 PM
  20. ClintRo's Avatar
    Mine has a pretty long history when I click on the show history option.

    Do we know for sure that it will only have the last few saved? Considering that they brought this about because of apps like Now Playing History, it seems odd that they would bring the functionality but limit it to the last few songs.
    10-21-2018 04:19 PM

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