Google Pixel Buds Update Finally Includes Double Tap To Skip Tracks

16 May, 2018, 15:00 | Author: Harriet Bell
  • Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

The new triple tap gesture (above), Google's general attitude when it comes to the Pixel Buds (below). Currently, the double-tap feature will trigger Google Assistant.

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When you use Pixel Buds with your Pixel phone, or any other Android device with the Assistant, you can touch and hold the right earbud to ask for your favourite playlist, make a call, send a message, etc.

For those unfamiliar, the Google Pixel Buds are the official Google-branded wireless earbuds. To setup this new feature, head to the Pixel Buds settings within the Google Assistant app on your phone and enable double-tap to skip to the next track. There will also be the double tap which previously was used to let users hear new notifications. For example, if you want to jump from your phone to computer, all you have to do is head into the Bluetooth menu on the device you want to connect to and choose the Pixel Buds. All you have to do is choose the Pixel Buds on the device you want to stream from (provided you have paired both up in the past), and they'll disconnect from the device they're now connected to and start streaming from the new one. Updates to the Pixel Buds are downloaded in the background without the need for users to do anything. Then you'll receive an alert on your phone that the updated has been installed.

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