Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

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

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

There was no way to skip tracks without summoning the Google Assistant, for instance. But that's not all Google has in store, as even after the event they're still coming out with announcements.

For those unfamiliar, the Google Pixel Buds are the official Google-branded wireless earbuds. This is a long-awaited feature for heavy music listeners as speaking to Assistant was previously the only way to jump to the next song.

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.

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

As we spotted in an APK Insight earlier this year, the first new gesture is a triple-tap on the right earbud to manually turn on/off the Made by Google headphones. As for the second, it's one many will feel a sense of familiarity to when it comes to earphones with a pause/play button. You can enable it within the Google Assistant app settings on your phone.

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Moving onto the main attraction, a double tap gesture now skips tracks.

Another feature that Google added was the ease of Bluetooth switching.

Now, you can simply select the Pixel Buds on the new device's Bluetooth menu and the headphones will automatically switch sources.

Google says that this update is rolling out today and should hit everyone by next week. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.

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