Google Pixel Buds Get Improved – and Logical – Music Controls

A new update is rolling out for Google Pixel Buds that I suspect most owners will greatly appreciate it.  The controls of Pixel Buds have always been a bit… weird in some ways and it looks like Google is listening to user feedback to try to improve them.

There are two big tap control changes in this update.  First, if you triple-tap the right earbud, you can manually turn on or off your Pixel Buds.  Second, if you are listening to music, you can skip a track by double-tapping the right earbud.  Previously, for whatever reason, Google had this configured to check notifications.  While playing music.  Yeah, it made no sense to me either.

A third improvement in this update is the switching between Bluetooth devices.  Now you can simply move the connection of your Google Pixel Buds from one device to another by searching for them on the new device.  So, for example, if I want to move the Pixel Buds connection from my Pixel XL to my Pixelbook, I can search for the Buds on my Pixelbook, connect to them and they will automatically be switched to my Pixelbook.

 

If you have Pixel Buds you should see the update come to you over the course of the next few days.