Use Multipoint and audio switch on Google Pixel Buds Pro

Google Pixel Buds Pro allows you to seamlessly switch connections between multiple devices with Multipoint connectivity and audio switch. Both can be on at the same time, and having Multipoint turned on may make audio switch faster. Multipoint lets you maintain connections to two devices at the same time. 


Audio switch works with supported Android devices (Android devices running Google Play Services and Android 8+) that are connected to the same Google account. If you end a video call on your tablet to head out on a walk and listen to music on your phone, you won't need to open your Bluetooth® settings to manually switch your headset.

Multipoint connectivity

Pixel Buds Pro can automatically switch between two concurrently paired Bluetooth devices — including laptops, tablets, TVs, and Android and iOS phones.

Turn on Multipoint connectivity

Multipoint connectivity is off by default.

  1. On a Pixel phone with Android 10+: Go to Settings and then System and then Software updates and then App updates and then tap Settings  by your paired Pixel Buds name.
    On other Android devices: Open the Google Pixel Buds app Pixel Buds.

  2. Tap Multipoint and then turn on Use Multipoint.

To set up your two audio sources for Multipoint:

  • You must have previously paired with the two desired audio sources.
  • Make sure Multipoint is turned on in the Pixel Buds app.
  • Wear your Pixel Buds Pro buds.
  • If Pixel Buds Pro buds aren't already connected to your first device, go into the audio source's Bluetooth settings and connect to your Pixel Buds Pro.
  • If Pixel Buds Pro buds aren't already connected to your second device, go into the audio source's Bluetooth settings and connect to your Pixel Buds Pro.
  • Both audio sources should now be connected to Pixel Buds Pro.

How Multipoint works

To make sure that Pixel Buds Pro only switch devices when you want them to switch, they follow a set of guidelines:

Phone calls or video calls take precedence over Assistant and Assistant will take precedent over media like music, notifications, and system sounds. If you were listening to music and you get a phone call on the other connected audio source, the music will pause and you will hear the phone call or video call. After your call ends, you can tap the earbud to resume music playback on your previous audio source.

On-going music or video media from one audio source can not be interrupted by the other audio source. Playback on one audio source has to be paused before you can start playing music from the other audio source.

Audio switch

Android devices running Google Play Services and Android 8+ can switch seamlessly between Fast paired devices based on what you're doing. Audio switch is on by default.

Turn on audio switch

  1. On a Pixel phone with Android 10+: Go to Settings and then System and then Software updates and then App updates and then tap Settings  by your paired Pixel Buds name.
    On other Android devices: Open the Google Pixel Buds app Pixel Buds.

  2. Tap Audio switch and then turn on Use audio switch.

How audio switch works

To make sure that Pixel Buds Pro only switch devices when you want them to switch, they follow a set of guidelines:

The order of priority for audio switch is based on what you're doing (like watching a movie) or on prioritized events (like receiving a phone call).

Each switch will notify you and give you the option to revert the switch. You can disable all switching by going to your audio switch settings.

Use Assistant

To use Assistant, at least one audio source must have Assistant activated.

As long as you aren't on a phone call or video call, you can still access Google Assistant. Say, "Hey Google," or touch and hold the earbud that is configured to Assistant, and the earbud will automatically switch your connection to your Assistant-enabled device.

Note: If media is playing, your Pixel Buds should pause it during your question or command, and then your media audio will resume.

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