Get real-time translation with Google Pixel Buds

With the assistance of your Google Pixel Buds, you can easily understand someone who doesn’t speak your language.

 

How to translate with your earbuds | Google Pixel Buds

 

To use with Google Translate you need:

Google Translate is available on all Assistant-optimized headphones and Android phones. For a list of languages to translate, go here. The Google Assistant on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Android and requires an Assistant-enabled Android 6.0+ device, Google Account, and an internet connection. Data rates may apply. For minimum requirements, go to https://g.co/pixelbuds/help.

Talk with someone

Step 1: Select language

With Google Assistant: Ask Google Assistant to help translate on Google Pixel Buds 

Note: A Google account is required.

  1. While you are wearing Google Pixel Buds, touch and hold either earbud or say, “Hey Google” to invoke your Google Assistant.
  2. Tell the Google Assistant to help you interpret a language. For example, say "Help me speak Spanish."

This launches Google Translate in conversation mode with your default language and the language that you request.

Without Google Assistant: Select your languages 

  1. Open Translate Translate app.
  2. In the top left corner, choose the language you speak.
  3. In the top right corner, choose the language the other person is speaking.
  4. Tap Conversation Conversation.

Step 2: Begin your conversation

  1. Touch and hold either earbud.
  2. Start speaking in the language listed under the headset icon.
  3. Release your finger from the earbud when finished.

Your phone then translates and reads out loud what you said into your selected language.

Step 3: Receive a response

  1. In Google Translate, tap the right microphone Voice.
  2. Have the other person begin speaking.

When the second person is done speaking, their response will be translated into your language and played back to you in your ears via your Google Pixel Buds. 

Pixel Buds (Gen 1)

With the assistance of your Google Pixel Buds, you can easily converse with someone who doesn’t speak your language.

What you'll need:

  • An Android phone with Google Assistant
  • Google Pixel Buds that are currently connected to your phone
  • The most up-to-date version of the Google Translate app
  • The latest version of the Google app
Google Translate is available on all Assistant-optimized headphones and Android phones.
For a list of languages to translate, go here.
The Google Assistant on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Android and requires an Assistant-optimized Android device and data connection. For minimum requirements, go to https://g.co/pixelbuds/help.

Translate without Google Assistant

Step 1: Select your languages 

  1. Open the Translate app .
  2. In the top left corner, choose which language will be spoken into the Pixel Buds.
  3. In the top right corner, choose the language that will be spoken into the phone as a reply.
  4. Tap the microphone in the center of the card to begin conversation mode.

Step 2: Begin your conversation

  1. Touch & hold the right earbud.
  2. Start speaking in the language listed under the headset icon.
  3. Release your finger from the right earbud when finished.

Your phone will then translate what you said in your selected language, so the other person can understand it.

Step 3: Receive a response

  1. Hold your finger on the microphone iconClick or touch microphone to record sound on tours in your Google Translate app.
  2. After the chime, have the other person respond back to you in the language listed under the microphone icon.
  3. When they're done responding, release your finger from the microphone iconClick or touch microphone to record sound on tours.

When the second person is done speaking, their response will be translated into your language and played back to you in your ears via your Google Pixel Buds.

Translate with Google Assistant

Step 1: Ask Google Assistant to help translate on Google Pixel Buds

Note: A Google account is required for access to all features listed in this step.

  1. While you are wearing Google Pixel Buds, touch & hold the right earbud to invoke your Google Assistant.
  2. Tell you Google Assistant to help you interpret a language. For example, say "Help me interpret Spanish."

This will launch Google Translate in conversation mode with the pair of your default language and the language that you request.

Step 2: Begin your conversation

  1. Touch & hold the right earbud.
  2. Start speaking in the language listed under the headset icon.
  3. Release your finger from the right earbud when finished.

Your phone will then translate what you said in your selected language, so the other person can understand it.

Step 3: Receive a response

  1. Hold your finger on the microphone icon Click or touch microphone to record sound on tours in your Google Translate app.
  2. After the chime, have the other person respond back to you in the language listed under the microphone icon.
  3. When they're done responding, release your finger from the microphone icon Click or touch microphone to record sound on tours.

When the second person is done speaking, their response will be translated into your language and played back to you in your ears via your Google Pixel Buds.

 Learn more about which languages the Google Pixel Buds support here.

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