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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
Sandy Nunez | 16 May, 2018, 10:41

On the small wireless headsets, three new features are now available, which will make the user experience more enjoyable for those who use it intensively.

One of the complaints levied at the devices was a lack of controls and customizable gestures. Now, you can set double-tap to skip to the next track. You can still use voice commands to skip songs if you wish. You can enable it within the Google Assistant app settings on your phone.

Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds
Three, two, one: New ways to control Google Pixel Buds - Google Blog

Lastly, you can now turn the headphones on and off with a triple tap on the right earbud. It will then switch devices to the new one. Google has also updated the pairing of the Pixel Buds where users can now switch between devices easily just by selecting it from the Bluetooth menu on the device you want to connect to.

Google says that this update is starting to roll out today and should arrive on Pixel Buds everywhere by next week. This is useful if you don't want them to start playing music accidentally - something the headphones were prone to when handling thanks to the large touch-sensitive area. You'll need to turn that on in the Google Assistant application on your phone though. They're called triple tap, double tap, and one-easy switch. Today, Google begins rolling out an update to address a couple of those things.

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