Google Pixel Buds pick up new control gestures and easier pairing


Google released the Pixel Buds in Fall 2017. James Martin CNET

As noted above, the software update for the wireless headphones is rolling out today, so keep an eye out.

One of the complaints levied at the devices was a lack of controls and customizable gestures. Now, you can set double-tap to skip to the next track.

By default, a double tap gets Google to read your notifications out loud; the new function is definitely something I'd use more often.

Finally, Google has made it easier to switch between Bluetooth devices.

Triple tap: Pixel Buds can now be manually turned on or off by triple-tapping on the right earbud.

One easy switch: To switch your Pixel Buds connection between your phone and computer, select your Pixel Buds from the Bluetooth menu of the desired device.

Google Pixel Buds let you do a lot with just a quick touch.

Maybe I'm being too picky, but I wish on/off were active quadruple-tap. The new gestures come in handy when one is using the Pixel Buds with their Pixel or another Android smartphone that has Google Assistant installed.

We're adding three highly-requested features with the latest update that is beginning to roll out today.

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