Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

Google's Pixel Buds Get Track Skipping, Better Bluetooth Device Switching

Today, Google is rolling out a number of new features to Pixel Buds, including new double and triple tap gestures, as well as the ability to easily switch between devices. Turns out, that was just a bug. You can now manually turn on or off your Pixel Buds by triple-tapping on the right earbud.

Double-Tap: Up to this point, if you double-tapped on the right earbud on your Pixel Buds, you'd hear the notifications that were on your phone. Otherwise, you could put the Pixel Buds back in their case and restart the pairing process any time you wanted to listen to a music on a new device - say your laptop and your headphones. You can still use a voice command to skip tracks, even with this new gesture enabled. Anything you can do on your phone through the Assistant, you can with the Pixel Buds - so long as they're connected to your phone, anyway.

Finally, Google has made it easier to switch between Bluetooth devices.




One of the complaints levied at the devices was a lack of controls and customizable gestures.

These updates are rolling out starting today, with full availability by early next week. All you have to do is choose the Pixel Buds on the device you want to stream from (provided you have paired both up in the past), and they'll disconnect from the device they're now connected to and start streaming from the new one.

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