Here’s how to fix now Playing stopped working or not showing on lock screen on Google Pixel 2, 2 XL, Pixel 3, and 3 XL. Also, users said sometimes songs not identified on Pixel 2 XL devices. You can try clear storage of Pixel ambient services to fix it. Now playing feature is used to identify songs or music playing nearby your device. In list 18000 songs includes, so make sure your song in the list. Also, it identifies songs after 60 seconds for starting. Have you been ever facing this type of issue in your Pixel 2, 3, and other Pixel devices?
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How to Fix Pixel 2 Now Playing Not Working Issue
Try below given 3 different possible methods to fix Now playing not working on Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3 XL, and Pixel 2 devices.
Restart your Pixel 2/Pixel 3
Tap & hold the power button in your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL device. Tap the Restart option. After restart you’re Pixel 2, check your device identifies song or not.
Make Sure Enabled Now Playing
Make sure enable Now playing on Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 devices.
Step 1: Go to Settings in your Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL.
Step 2: Tap Sound.
Step 3: Tap Advanced.
Step 4: Tap on Now Playing.
Step 5: Toggle on “Show on lock screen”.
You can see also the show notifications option below show on the lock screen. To show notifications of Now Playing on the lock screen, turn on it.
Clear Storage of Pixel Ambient Services
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Tap on Apps & notifications.
Step 3: Tap See all apps.
Step 4: Tap Three vertical dots at the top right corner.
Step 5: Select the Show system.
Step 6: Scroll down and tap Pixel Ambient Service.
Step 7: Tap on Storage and cache.
Step 8: Tap Clear storage.
Step 9: Tap OK.
Restart your Pixel and check the fix issue.
Force Stop Pixel Ambient Services
Settings > Apps & notifications > See all apps >Three vertical dots at the top right > Show system > Pixel Ambient Services > Force stop > OK
Turn Off Now Playing to Fix Pixel 2 Now Playing Not Working
In the Pixel user community, you can see this solution.
Step 1: Turn off Now playing using the above-given method.
Step 2: Power off your phone and wait at least 20-30 seconds.
Step 3: Power on your Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL.
Step 4: Now Turn on Now playing in your Pixel 2 device.
End the list of possible solutions to fix Pixel 2 Now Playing not working. Do you have any other tips we missed above? Share with us in below comment box. Don’t forget to check out our other Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL tips.