Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be able to recognise over 17,000 songs offline via the "Now Playing" feature, here's the full list


Yesterday, info on Pixel 2's controversial "Now Playing" feature surfaced, suggesting that the always-on music recognition service won't be a battery hog, due to its ability to work offline most of the time.

Now, that's good and all, as far as prolonging battery life is concerned (which is important, indeed), but it begs the question, "how many songs will it be able to identify without connecting to the internet?" Well, we now have the answer to this question!

After some digging, the folks over at XDA have found the complete list of songs that will be pre-loaded on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and used by the "Now Playing" service. Of course, this list can be updated with more tunes, so if the 17,300 songs currently on it are not enough for you, rest assured that more will be added in the future.

It is currently unclear whether this database will be updated bu the AmbientSense service, or will be further expanded via OTA updates. We are hoping for the former.

And if you wan't to see the full list of songs currently available, click here. Note that such hits as Strawberry Alarm Clock's Insence and Peppermints and Spacemen 3's Losing Touch With My Mind are not on the list. Well, what did you expect, it's only 17,300 songs!

source: XDA

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14 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Enough with this lame song.

2. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's hardly a lame song when it has been a worldwide hit that shattered bunch of records.

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I prefer Gangnam Style.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Google is doing really well with the software features of the new Pixel phones, though it is the hardware features which puts me off.

6. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I pre-ordered an unlocked Pixel 2 XL and can't wait to receive it. I love what Google is doing with the software, AI, and user interface. In my opinion, hardware is great too. I was at Verizon store yesterday and had a chance to play with it. It really feels great. I know people like different things, but I personally got tired of shiny phones that are half backed with Android and unusable software from other brands and I decided to give a try to Original Pixel XL. Now I know I would never use any other Android device but Google branded one.

5. vasra

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Who the f*ck cares? Recognizing songs? Offline? That's like 0.0000000000001% usage scenario. Translating 50 languages off-line fast? Now that is useful. Or taking good photos into a big internal storage. Or being able to take out your sdcard and move your stuff quickly to another phone and have it backed up, when you don't have access to cloud. Or having excellent audio quality in calls, in speakers and headphones. That's what you use every day, all the time. Or having a big 4000 mAh (or bigger) battery that just lasts and lasts and when needed, recharges superfast and is safe! Manufacturers are concentrating on more esoteric, less likely and near useless features. Look at Mate 10 non-Pro. It has big battery, good screen, excellent camera, sdcard slot, big storage space, excellent network support, etc. That's what 99% of the users use 99% of the time. Companies should spend 99% of their efforts on improving those things.

7. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

LG should just stop supporting that serpent Google with our latest tech hardware. When it will have achieved its goal, it will turn its back on us, just like it did to Samsung. Fortunately, Samsung stays strong, and keeps moving on its own. This Pixfail 2 will certainly be a flop just like its predecessor last year, and I won't be surprised since that serpent doesn't suit a HARDWARE line product. I'll be watching how miserable it is just like Blackberry's downfall. You can't be a king in a reign that's your not capable of.

8. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Oh come on Hallyu why are you messing up the comment section. I too like Samsung but that doesn't mean that I blindy follow them like sheeps. & Pixel 2 is solid device & if it isn't that great than also it will age well unlike Samsung's which usually gives up after 3-4 yrs.

12. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

He's one twisted bastard who hates anything and everything that is not Korean. He needs psychiatric help.

13. Tipus

Posts: 850; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

I've heard Sony's song recognition works great! :)))

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Oh man I can't wait to recognize the song that is playing on the radio and listen to it on my headphones which I can plug into my new, 700$ phone, Pixel 2!

10. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Now that I see the list, I am disappointed. There's nothing there that I will listen to, or even listen to in general. It's a great start though but that makes me not regret cancelling my order.

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Another gimmick by desperate Google....lol

14. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Brainwashed Sheeple.

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