So far, we frequently use Google’s Fast Pair feature on Android devices because it is beneficial. While it remains a threat, it makes pairing and switching between smartphones and tablets a bit easier. In order to remedy this, Google announces Audio Switching, a brand new technology that will interoperate with the Fast Pair currently available on Pixel Buds Pro and other devices in the future. It was first announced at Google I/O 2022.
And now Google has revealed that the Pixel Buds Pro will be able to automatically switch between devices without going through settings menus, which is one of the headphones’ most useful new capabilities. With the launch of the Pixel Buds Pro, Google is also introducing new technology that aims to completely eliminate this problem. In essence, the company’s new Android audio switching technology will take over the process of switching audio from device to device. Pixel Buds Pro will instantly switch outputs and select your tablet when important audio comes in, even if you’re listening on your Android device.
It’s possible that Google is trying to avoid such consumer complaints by making it very easy to return audio to the original device. Google said in a blog post that you have full control over the experience with Android, and that you can quickly switch the music to the device you were listening to it on by tapping on the notification that appears.
Bluetooth multipoint differs from audio switching in that headphones and headsets that support it can connect to two audio sources simultaneously, making switching unnecessary.
If you use different Android devices, Google seems to believe that audio switching will improve the Pixel Buds Pro’s ability to recognize the audio you want to hear. Select Sony and JBL headsets will also get an update to their audio switching technology in the coming weeks.
You can connect up to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously
Additionally, you can connect up to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously using audio-switching headphones that support Bluetooth multipoint. Also, for the best audio experience on multiple devices, make sure the toggles for Bluetooth multipoint as well as audio switching are enabled in your “Device Details” settings if your headset supports both features .
According to the blog post, Angela Hsiao of Google said:
We’re introducing our audio switching technology that reduces frustration and gives you more control over your audio experience to help you switch between devices throughout the day. Audio switching is available between Android devices to start with, and there are plans to expand to more of your favorite platforms and devices over time.