Three, two, one: New ways to control Google Pixel Buds

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The Google Pixel Buds are among the most curious launched recently by the Mountain View company accessories, which wanted to jump into the world of wireless headsets in an innovative and original way. 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 adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds
Three, two, one: New ways to control Google Pixel Buds - Google Blog

Lastly, you can now turn the headphones on and off with a triple tap on the right earbud.

Google says that this update is rolling out today and should hit everyone by next week. Just like we've seen in other wireless earbuds, gesture control is one of the ways that users can interact with the devices, but now it looks like Google is introducing more commands. Anything you can do on your phone through the Assistant, you can with the Pixel Buds - so long as they're connected to your phone, anyway.


By default, a double tap gets Google to read your notifications out loud; the new function is definitely something I'd use more often. You can turn them back on with the same gesture.

Another feature that Google added was the ease of Bluetooth switching.


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