Real-time translation in Pixel Buds available in all Google Assistant headphones


At last year’s Made by Google event, the search giant announced its Pixel Buds. Dropping in at $160, the Bluetooth headphones were kind of met with lackluster affair. One of the Pixel Buds’ biggest features is its real-time translations, which could be a pretty handy feature if you’re traveling abroad. Now it looks like it may be coming to other Google Assistant enabled headphones.

Google quietly updated its support pages updating the changes, and in order for it to work, you’ll need a few things. One, you’ll need either variant of the Pixel or Pixel 2 (we assume the Pixel 3 will make the cut as well. Two, you’ll need Pixel Buds connected to that device. Finally, you’ll need to have the latest versions of both Google Translate and the Google app.

This is good news considering the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL come with USB-C buds. It’s a welcome addition considering last year’s Pixels didn’t come with headphones of their own. Also, its important to note that the folks over at Droid-Life had success with an Essential phone and Pixel USB-C headphones. 

The support page doesn’t list any of the other headphones that work with this feature. There is a fair possibility that the feature will make its way to other Google Assistant powered headphones, such as LG’s latest Bluetooth enabled headphones.

Of course, if you’re wanting to see if the feature works, there’s only one way to find out. All you’ll need to do is follow the the steps above, and there’s a fifty-fifty chance it’ll work. It doesn’t hurt to try.

Are you looking forward to having real-time translations on your Pixel headphones? Is it a feature you’ll use normally? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

[button link=”″ icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Google Support[/button][button link=”” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Via: Droid-Life[/button]

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