Google Pixel Buds get 2 new gestures and easy Bluetooth switching


Google Pixel Buds get 2 new gestures and easy Bluetooth switching

In an announcement on its blog, Google has revealed several new ways that users can interact with their Pixel Buds.

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). They're obviously primarily for listening to music, but they also support the Google Assistant and the wide range of features it offers too.

Google Pixel Buds let you do a lot with just a quick touch. Today, Google is rolling out a number of new features to Pixel Buds, including new double and triple tap gestures, as well as the ability to easily switch between devices.

Triple tap: Pixel Buds can now be manually turned on or off by triple-tapping on the right earbud. Instead of that gesture reading incoming notifications, it can now be set to skip tracks. You'll need to turn that on in the Google Assistant application on your phone though.

Finally, Google has made it easier to switch between Bluetooth devices. The first is related to Bluetooth pairing between different devices, which is now easier and faster: to switch from one device to another, simply select the Buds from the Bluetooth menu of the second device, and the earphones will automatically disconnect from the first. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.