Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

Google Introduces New Ways To Control The Pixel Buds

Google Introduces New Ways To Control The Pixel Buds

One of the complaints levied at the devices was a lack of controls and customizable gestures. This double-tap gesture now prompts your notifications to be read aloud, but you can switch this to skip songs via your Pixel Buds' settings in the Google Assistant app on your phone.

However according to Google, users will now have the option of changing that to the ability to skip to the next track when listening to music.

Store visitors will get the opportunity to go hands-on with the tech in an interactive environment, alongside Google Assistant queries hidden throughout the store. Your Pixel Buds will disconnect from the device you were using and connect to the new one. You can now manually turn on or off your Pixel Buds by triple-tapping on the right earbud.

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). 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.

Now, Google is adding even more supported gestures via an over-the-air software update.

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