‘Now Playing History’ app remembers the music your Pixel 2 has identified

In the midst of all the Black Friday deals a gem of an app has appeared that Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users will love. Google’s latest handsets can automatically recognize the song being played in the background and display it on the Always-on-Display (which you can learn how to enable right here). It’s a neat little trick but if you didn’t see the notification before the song changed, it was gone forever. Luckily, there’s now an app, appropriately called Now Playing History that will show a history of all the songs that have been recognized. 

Now Playing History isn’t a free app, sadly, but at just $1.49/£1.49 it will keep every song your Pixel 2 or 2 XL has recognized in its history, you can even tap on the song name to listen via your favorite music streaming. The app has a dark theme, and you can export your Now Playing history. The app launched at the tail end of October, but its latest update brings support for Italian and Finish languages as well as an adaptive icon. Other features include:

  • Compatible with Google Play Music, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, SoundCloud, Apple Music
  • Last.fm scrobbling support
  • Fetches additional details (album name and cover( from Last.fm
  • Open songs in favorite music app
  • Export history to Google Drive/Gmail
  • Supports 10 system languages
  • Dark theme

Once you’ve installed the Now Playing History app, you’ll need to grant it access to your notifications, as seen above. After that, you are ready to select your preferences and carry on as normal while the list of songs refreshes automatically. If you are in the mood for yet more deals, you can check our Black Friday coverage right here.

Download Now: Now Playing History (Play Store)


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).