Google has recently announced a significant update for its Pixel devices, including smartphones, the Pixel Watch, and Pixel Buds. This December Feature drop is particularly exciting for Pixel Buds Pro users, as it introduces the much-anticipated Quick Phrases feature. Initially debuted on the Pixel 6 series phones, Quick Phrases allows users to interact with their device's voice assistant without the prerequisite of saying 'Hey Google'.
For the Pixel Buds Pro, the Quick Phrases functionality is currently limited to handling incoming calls. Users can simply say commands like 'answer', 'silence', or 'decline', and the Google Assistant will act accordingly. This feature streamlines the process of managing calls, making it more convenient and efficient.
New features added to Pixel Buds Pro
Google is planning to expand the scope of Quick Phrases beyond just call management. Future updates may include the ability to control music, set alarms, and send messages using similar phrase commands. However, details about the specific phrases and their release timeline remain under wraps. It's also unclear if the Pixel Buds A-series will receive this feature.
The Quick Phrases feature supports multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Users looking to enable this feature for incoming calls should navigate to the Google Assistant settings on their phone, select Quick Phrases, and activate the toggle for incoming calls.