Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Google Introduces New Ways To Control The Pixel Buds

Google Introduces New Ways To Control The Pixel Buds

Despite significant flaws, I liked them quite a lot in my review, but plenty across tech media did not.

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. Simply double tap the right earbud will skip the now playing song, so it's a great way to navigate through a playlist without needing to take out your phone. Instead of that gesture reading incoming notifications, it can now be set to skip tracks. You can enable it within the Google Assistant app settings on your phone.

Triple tap: Pixel Buds can now be manually turned on or off by triple-tapping on the right earbud.

Google Introduces New Ways To Control The Pixel Buds

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.

Lastly, Pixel Buds now work better when paired to multiple devices.

Last year Google launched the Pixel Buds, the company's answer to the increasingly popular style of wireless headphones (or earbuds to be more accurate). You'll need to turn that on in the Google Assistant application on your phone though. A triple tap on many, if not most Bluetooth headphones lets you switch to the previous track, something you still can't do without invoking Google Assistant.

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