Google Pixel Buds get 2 new gestures and easy Bluetooth switching

Google’s Pixel Buds learn some new tricks		
		
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Google’s Pixel Buds learn some new tricks Brian Heater @ 13 hours

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 adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds
Google's Pixel Buds Get Track Skipping, Better Bluetooth Device 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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