Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

Google's controversial Pixel Buds are picking up a new function update, with Google announcing new controls and easier pairing are coming to the earbuds.

Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds
Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

Lastly, you can now turn the headphones on and off with a triple tap on the right earbud.

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When you use Pixel Buds with your Pixel phone, or any other Android device with the Assistant, you can touch and hold the right earbud to ask for your favourite playlist, make a call, send a message, etc. Additionally, if listening to music, you can change the double-tap to allow you to skip tracks (thank, God!) instead of checking for notifications.

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As noted above, the software update for the wireless headphones is rolling out today, so keep an eye out. You can still use a voice command to skip tracks, even with this new gesture enabled. Previously, you had to disconnect the Pixel Buds from the first device and then open it in the next one. Starting today, Pixel Buds owners will be able to take advantage of two new gestures.

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One easy switch: To switch your Pixel Buds connection between your phone and computer, select your Pixel Buds from the Bluetooth menu of the desired device.

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