Google Pixel 2 Forum

Music player

Why can't I get any of the media players I download to play any of the music on my phone? They will only play speech audio clips I have on my device.


#1 vernfount, Jan 13, 2018
Try Poweramp.
Are you talking about music vernfount?
#2 dontpanicbobby, Jan 13, 2018
Okay, will try.
#3 vernfount, Jan 13, 2018
It won't work either. It only plays saved ringtones and speech files. What the hell? I paid for the full version, too, damn!!!
#4 vernfount, Jan 13, 2018
Looks like you've been spoofed.
Maybe not though. A .no media thread has been posted recently.
#5 dontpanicbobby, Jan 13, 2018
What is spoofed?
#6 vernfount, Jan 13, 2018
Went to the wrong page to download. Use Google Play.
#7 dontpanicbobby, Jan 13, 2018
I did use Google play, that's what I always use. Do you have a Pixel 2 XL or pixel 2? If so, what media player do you use to play music?
#8 vernfount, Jan 13, 2018
Neither of those devices.
But I've had that problem before.
#9 dontpanicbobby, Jan 13, 2018
i think most of us don`t understand you question .:cool::cool:
as far as i understand i suggest you to use google play.
#10 Emma68, Jan 14, 2018
Have you enabled storage permissions for the music player and rebooted?
#11 bcrichster, Jan 14, 2018
Yeah, I tried that too, I have given up, SMH!
#12 vernfount, Jan 14, 2018
No, the volume level sucks using the basic music player. That's my biggest complaint about this phone coming from an iPhone 6+. That phone's music player was awesome and compared to this one on the 2 XL; it's almost night and day.
#13 vernfount, Jan 14, 2018
Are you attempting to play music that was copied from your iPhone? If so, it's possible that those files may be protected with Apple's DRM. I think it's more likely that the problem is with the media files rather than the media apps you've tried.

I believe some people have reported luck if you copy the files to a PC first and then to the Pixel 2 XL. I'll see if I can dig up some other threads on the topic...
#14 codesplice, Jan 14, 2018 Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
Thanks a lot for your help, I appreciate it...
#15 vernfount, Jan 14, 2018
I purchased poweramp. Im disappointed because of the notification/status bar bug. I cant click anything on notifications. And also on lock screen. The buttons are all white. Do you know how to fix that?
#16 nienggardoce, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:14 AM
There is an answer over at the Poweramp forums nienggardoce. But you have to sign up over there to download the app. clever_man developed a Quick fix for notification on Android Oreo 8.1 to fill the gap until the next major release.
#17 dontpanicbobby, Apr 16, 2018 at 5:26 AM