The second generation of Pixel Buds was originally introduced by Google back in October 2019, but customers still have to get their hands on the device. Although we still don’t know anything specific about the exact release date of the wireless earbuds, it now looks pretty similar to the Google Play Store’s companion app has just gone live. The software is called “Google Pixel Buds” and can be enabled on any smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, or higher, without much disappointment.
Most Pixel owners are likely to notice that the device is being automatically activated on their phones today and that it will not open as a stand-alone device on those phones. It is built into the Pixels’ Bluetooth audio settings and will surface only when you actually attach a pair of Pixel Buds.
The basic functions of the app include:
- Check battery levels
- Learn how to use touch controls
- Turn on/off Adaptive Sound
- Turn on/off in-ear detection
- Ring your earbuds to help find them
- Control your Assistant and spoken notifications
- Get tips and support
You can download the app below: