Google Pixel Buds get 2 new gestures and easy Bluetooth switching

Google’s Pixel Buds learn some new tricks		
		
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The hardware shop will sell Google Pixel 2 smartphones, Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers, Pixel Buds, Daydream View VR headsets and a variety of customizable smartphone cases. 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.

Google Pixel Buds get 2 new gestures and easy Bluetooth switching
Google Pixel Buds get 2 new gestures and easy Bluetooth switching

Double tap: Until now, double tapping let you hear notifications as they arrived on your phone. Even still, there have been a number of highly requested features since their launch, and Google has listened and is introducing two new gestures and Bluetooth switching on-device.

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We didn't like the Pixel Buds in our review of them past year, thanks to a confusing Assistant experience, weird charging case, one-fit-for-all sizing, single Bluetooth connection, and the lack of controls like the ability to skip a track without voice. To enable this, go to the Pixel Buds' settings within the Google Assistant app on your phone and enable double-tap to skip to the next track.

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Now, you can simply select the Pixel Buds on the new device's Bluetooth menu and the headphones will automatically switch sources. You can turn them back on with the same gesture.

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