Google's Pixel Buds finally let you skip tracks with a double tap

Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

Google's Pixel Buds Get Track Skipping, Better Bluetooth Device Switching

Simply double tap the right earbud will skip the now playing song, so it's a great way to navigate through a playlist without needing to take out your phone.

With this feature, just triple-tap on the right earbud to turn the Pixel Buds on or off. Since launch, users could only achieve the latter by placing the wearables into the complicated carrying case. It's a quick and easy way to manage battery life.

You'll notice that double tap is in there twice, that's because the action is actually configurable. Instead of that gesture reading incoming notifications, it can now be set to skip tracks. They're obviously primarily for listening to music, but they also support the Google Assistant and the wide range of features it offers too. Before it was a bit of a chore to move the Pixel Buds connection from one device to the next.

Lastly, Pixel Buds now work better when paired to multiple devices.

For those unfamiliar, the Google Pixel Buds are the official Google-branded wireless earbuds.

Finally, Google has made it easier to switch between Bluetooth devices. You can still use voice commands to skip songs if you wish. To activate this setting, users will need to go into Pixel Buds settings inside the Google Assistant app.

Now, you can simply select the Pixel Buds on the new device's Bluetooth menu and the headphones will automatically switch sources.

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