Google Assistant isn't working with Bluetooth headphones on some Pixel 2s

Leigh Mccormick
November 12, 2017

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are complaining about a bug that prevents Google Assistant from working with Bluetooth headphones, Android Police first spotted. Some users are reporting that the Pixel 2 series has a microphone problem, while some others are seeing screen flashes on the Pixel 2 XL. If you haven't ordered the Pixel Buds and think you might want to, you can head over the Google Store and pick them up for $159.

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Android smartphone users will no longer need to pull out Shazam to identify songs on the go, as Google is rolling out a new feature to its built-in voice assistant software feature, Google Assistant, that will identify songs for them. At the moment, the issue is now limited to Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are not affected. Another Pixel 2 XL user vented his frustration in a Google+ post where he claimed to notice the issue within hours of purchasing it. Google Now has enabled users to search for song info since 2015, but it seems as though Google Assistant is on its way to replace it. Additionally, some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users are reporting problems with their handsets' microphone. Likewise, device owners have reported the issues persists regardless of which brand of headphones are used. One of the users wrote on the forum, "I'm not sure why, but the Pixel 2 XL screen flashes when unlocking (fingerprint and lock button), when the screen wakes up because of notifications, when the screen dims and the phone locks, and when manually locking". However, the fix is not a permanent one and users might have to replace their devices. According to one user, blowing air in the speaker brings back the microphone. "Blowing into the speaker when the microphone is working causes it to fail", Zeird wrote. A user also compared this to blowing into an old NES cartridge to get it to work again.

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