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- The Pixel 8 series supports DisplayPort functionality at the hardware level.
- The function is disabled in the phone software.
- You can root the device to enable display output via USB-C.
The Google Pixel 8 series is now confirmed to support DisplayPort Alternate Mode, also known as DP Alt Mode. This means the phones have a USB-C port that can carry DisplayPort signals and stream video to an external display via a USB-C connection. And there were results clearly Assisted by Mishal Rahman a testshared a video of the Pixel 8 Pro successfully connecting to the display.
The discovery comes after Google confirmed that the Pixel 8 series will support DisplayPort functionality Robot body The phone lacks this feature. In response to an email survey, Google specifically told us that “Pixel 8 and 8 Pro do not currently support DisplayPort connectivity.”
It appears that the feature on the Pnew Pixels is broken at the software level, unlike previous Google phones that don’t support DisplayPort at the hardware level.
Rahman recently Dr Suggest a method This includes rooting your Pixel 8 and making some configuration tweaks to enable USB-C display output. The process works with the right combination of USB-C cables and other monitors/displays. The tester who was able to do this used a USB-C to USB-C cable that is said to be DisplayPort compatible.
It’s unclear why Google hasn’t officially enabled DisplayPort functionality on the new Pixel if the device is capable. The new iPhone 15 series supports 4K HDR video output to external displays via DisplayPort. Google could have easily enabled this, but the company is still working on improving this feature.