Game Dashboard is coming to Google Settings on more Pixel phones

However, it remains exclusive to Pixel


If you’re a gamer and have a Pixel 6 series phone, chances are you’re already familiar with Android’s Game Dashboard interface, filled with handy utilities for taking screenshots, checking your FPS, start a screen recording, toggle DND, and even stream directly to YouTube. This dashboard became part of Google Play Services earlier this year, suggesting it may not be a Pixel-exclusive feature for very long. Android 13 brought the feature to the Pixel 6a when it was in beta, and now that the OS update is widely available, Game Dashboard is making its way to more Pixel phones.

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With Android 13 rolling out to all compatible Pixel phones, more and more devices seem to have access to the game’s dashboard. We’ve heard a few tipsters have recently seen it coming, and Esper.io Mishaal Rahman tweets a similar sentiment – a silent and seemingly widespread deployment by Google.

You can check if you have the new game dashboard by heading to the Settings app and tapping on Google. If your phone has access to the new game tools, you’ll see a toggle to enable them here. Thereafter, you can access the game dashboard using the floating button that appears when you launch a game on your Pixel phone.

We owe this rollout to the transition to Google Play Services, but so far we still don’t see the Dash losing its Pixel exclusivity just yet. Hopefully Google changes that as more and more Android OEMs continue to work on their own Android 13 updates.

Thanks: Armando, Ibrahim, Mishaal