Google Pixel Buds add double-tap to skip track and more

By | 15th May 2018

A couple of months ago, a rumor cropped up suggesting that Google was planning on adding a double-tap to skip a track for Pixel Buds, one of the more oft-requested features for the wireless in-ear headphones.

Turns out that that rumor was the real deal, as Google has just announced a few different new additions for their first-generation wireless earbuds. The new software update for Pixel Buds is rolling out today and will add three new features to the mix:

  • Triple-Tap: With this feature, just triple-tap on the right earbud to turn the Pixel Buds on or off. It’s a quick and easy way to manage battery life.
  • Double-Tap: Up to this point, if you double-tapped on the right earbud on your Pixel Buds, you’d hear the notifications that were on your phone. That can be changed now, reassigning the double-tap feature to skip the track of music you’re listening to. You can enable this feature within the Google Assistant app on your phone.
  • Easy switching: Finally, you will be able to quickly switch your paired devices with the Pixel Buds. Just select the Bluetooth menu on whatever device you’ve previously paired the Pixel Buds with and you can select them to connect to again.

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