Do I need the NOTHING X app for the earbuds to function? November 04, 2022 03:43 Updated Ear (stick) does not require the NOTHING X app to function. However, the app will help you unlock the full potential of Ear (stick), so it is recommended. Related articles Is Ear (stick) water resistant? On which operating systems is the NOTHING X app supported? Can I charge Ear (stick) with a Fast Charger? Does Ear (stick) fast pair with Bluetooth-enabled TVs and laptops? Does Ear (stick) use power when not in use?