When the Pixel C was released, we were told that it does not support HDMI-out over its USB-C port, but that it might be enabled later.

However, on Google's own store, they offer a USB-C to HDMI adapter, and the page indicates that you can "enjoy it" with the Pixel C.

So... does anyone know if the Pixel C got the update to support HDMI-out or not?

  • I assume you've seen this thread: reddit.com/r/Android/comments/55ul1p/google_pixel_has_usb_30 In that reddit thread is a link to plus.google.com/+BensonLeung/posts/Zpvk13X1jpj which seems to state that you need USB HDMI (or DisplayPort) Alternate Mode. All I can find is references to Chromebook Pixel 2 having USB Alternate Mode but no other devices. Leaning toward store error for Pixel C support. Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 21:45
  • @MorrisonChang: "I assume you've seen this thread" -- nope, that didn't come up in searches. Thanks! The Benson discussion seems to be about the Pixel phones, not the Pixel C (leastways, the Pixel C is not mentioned). Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 21:49

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It doesn't; none of the Pixel devices support - it's a Google Store goof up

  • I was helping a friend on the purchase decision of Pixel XL and lack of USB C - HDMI was a major drawback. Just to confirm we contacted Google support and they confirmed it doesn't support HDMI

  • Seeing your question, I contacted them again, since there are plenty of references to lack of support and only Google Store confirming it supports, which is an oddity. They verbally confirmed that it is a Store site issue and followed up on mail, confirming that they are working on fixing the error. Screenshot below

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You may also wish to confirm by calling them up from the contact us on the store web site


I know this is a bit old now but just stumbled upon this thread. I have tried the USB-C to displayport cable with my pixel C (after seeing "Enjoy it with Pixel C" on the google store) and it doesn't work.

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