Google Pixel phones may soon make it easier to sort your favorite songs

Source: Alex Dobie / Android Central

Google has added a feature to the Pixel 2 series that allows the Pixel devices to recognize songs that are playing nearby. While the feature will automatically display the title of a mysterious song on your lock screen, there’s currently no easy way to keep track of music you might want to listen to again later.

That could change in a future update to the Shazam-esque feature. 9to5Google has found new evidence in Android System Intelligence that indicates a new Favorites tab is on its way to Google’s Pixel phones. Android System Intelligence is designed to manage your Pixel phone’s smart features, including Live Translate, Now Playing, and more.

An app teardown reveals that Google is working on its upcoming redesign. When this change is made, the bottom bar of Pixel’s music discovery feature will have two tabs. This means that the current reverse chronological feed becomes the History tab.

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Each song that appears in the History tab is accompanied by a heart icon next to it. You can choose to add that item to your favorites list by tapping the heart icon. You can also tap the note next to the song title on your lock screen or tap the heart icon in a Now Playing notification to add a song to your favorites.

It is unclear when the new tab will appear in the lower bar of the feature. That said, 9to5Google claims to have Favorites enabled in the latest version of Android System Intelligence for the Pixel 6. The dedicated tab may be making its first appearance on Google’s top Android phones released this year.

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