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

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

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

Google's controversial Pixel Buds are picking up a new function update, with Google announcing new controls and easier pairing are coming to the earbuds. And, it allows you to control your audio too-just swipe forward or backward to control volume and tap to play or pause your music. They're called triple tap, double tap, and one-easy switch. There was no way to skip tracks without summoning the Google Assistant, for instance.

Double tap: Until now, double tapping let you hear notifications as they arrived on your phone. That'll no longer be an issue with today's update: You can set a double tap on the right earbud to skip tracks.


We didn't like the Pixel Buds in our review of them a year ago, thanks to a confusing Assistant experience, weird charging case, one-fit-for-all sizing, single Bluetooth connection, and the lack of controls like the ability to skip a track without voice. Starting today, Pixel Buds owners will be able to take advantage of two new gestures.

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

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