Google is introducing new options for Android 13 that ought to make it simpler for customers to transition between totally different audio units when listening to music. Announced at CES 2023, media notifications will ask customers in the event that they wish to change over to a distinct listening machine based mostly on their proximity, permitting you to seamlessly transition between your cellphone, audio system, headphones, TV, automobile, and extra.

This function makes use of the cross-device software program growth package (SDK) launched by Google final 12 months. The tech makes use of Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi, and ultra-wideband to detect which audio units are bodily close to the consumer, after which identifies which machine a consumer might wish to use based mostly on their present exercise — for instance, switching audio playback from a Bluetooth speaker again to your cellphone should you reply a name.

A launch date hasn’t been confirmed, however Google has offered some examples of what we will count on.
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The “uninterrupted listening” function shares some similarities with how Apple merchandise can robotically change between totally different audio inputs. In a blog post, Sandeep Chivukula, director of product administration at Android, mentioned that Google is working with each Spotify and YouTube Music on the notifications function. Fast Pair, Nearby Share, and Chromecast have additionally been added to the cross-device SDK to make it simpler to make use of a number of units.

Google can also be working with Spotify to deliver Spotify Connect help to Android 13’s media switcher. This will permit customers to extra simply change between enjoying music on an Android cell or pill and audio system, TVs, and different units appropriate with Spotify Connect. Google has not introduced a launch date for both of the 2 new listening options, solely that they’re anticipated to reach someday “this year.”

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