• As part of the June Feature Drop, the Google Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel 8, and Pixel 8a gain DisplayPort functionality over USB-C.
  • You can connect your monitor with a USB-C to USB-C cable or USB-C to HDMI adapter.
  • It doesn’t appear that a full desktop mode is supported just yet, only basic display mirroring.

Following months of leaks, hack attempts, and what-ifs, Google is finally bringing official external DisplayPort support to its latest flagship smartphones. As part of the June 2024 Pixel Feature Drop, the Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel 8, and Pixel 8a will all gain DisplayPort functionality over USB-C, allowing you to bring your Android apps to bigger screens.

We’d previously discovered that the Pixel 8 series supported DisplayPort functionality at the USB-C level, but the feature was locked away, only accessible after rooting around in more recent Android betas. Likewise, we’d also spotted support on the Pixel 8a series back in May, but again, the feature was locked out without some very low-level tinkering that made it inaccessible to most users. But now, external display support is ready for prime time.