After a number of weeks of delay

Google has lastly caught as much as Apple and Samsung within the headphones race by including Spatial Audio assist to its newest flagship telephones. The performance arrived final month as a part of the January 2023 safety updates for the Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Professional, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Professional operating Android 13. However a extra superior sort of immersive sound function stays a holdout till now, regardless of Google’s obvious promise to launch it shortly after the primary replace. Though it is fairly delayed, Google now seems to be readying to launch head monitoring assist for the Pixel Buds Professional quickly.


The oldsters over at 9to5Google managed to allow the settings web page for Spatial Audio utilizing a latest Pixel Buds app replace, exhibiting the place you may entry the function and the way straightforward it is going to be to allow it as soon as extensively obtainable. The settings web page is the place you may entry the toggles for each Spatial Audio and head monitoring options, with the latter inflicting the audio to vary as you progress your head.

As soon as it arrives, it is best to be capable of hear the sound as if the digital speaker expertise created by Spatial Audio would not change no matter your head motion. In distinction, Spatial Audio alone would not mechanically regulate the sound as you progress your head.

Head monitoring is already obtainable in numerous types on Apple and Samsung headphones and handsets. This performance is supported by the AirPods (third era), AirPods Professional, and AirPods Max, whereas Samsung’s model is named 360 audio and is offered on the Galaxy Buds Professional, Buds 2, and Buds Dwell. Nonetheless, Google’s model shall be restricted to the Pixel Buds Professional.

The web page enabled by 9to5 additionally signifies {that a} demo video shall be proven to customers, permitting them to hearken to nature sounds with a style of head tracked Spatial Audio. Google additionally notes on this assist web page that this helps content material marked as Dolby Audio or 5.1.

Google initially promised to roll out head monitoring assist in late January, however this didn’t occur. 9to5 speculates that it could arrive as a part of the March Pixel Function Drop. In any case, Google ought to be nearing the discharge of the function on the most effective wi-fi earbuds.