A January 2023 security patch has introduced support for static space audio on the latest Pixel phones. Google is now rolling out Pixel Buds Pro wireless headphone firmware update 4.30, which supports Spatial Audio with head tracking.
A 3.14 firmware version of Pixel Buds Pro headphones was released in October last year, bringing full 5-band EQ, left/right balancing controls, Bug fixes and more.
After the update, going to the Pixel Buds Pro setting will display the new Spatial audio menu, which incorporates the main switcher and “Head tracking”.
Google says the “audio changes when you move your head to sound more natural” and includes demo videos that allow you to “hear how the audio changes.”
Google advises users to “keep your phone stable or place it on a stable surface or stand” while watching Dolby Audio or 5.1+ content. Supported streaming services include YouTube, Google TV, Disney+, HBO Max and Netflix.
Make sure Space Audio is turned on at the bottom of your Bluetooth Settings. It works with Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 7 and 7 Pro phones. Officially, “Pixel Buds Series A or Pixel A phones do not support spatial audio.”
Google launched Pixel Buds app 1.0.506492162 in mid-February this year.
Put together by IT Home, the Google Pixel Buds Pro true wireless noise-cancelling headphones have a custom audio chip, a beam-shaped microphone, 11 hours of battery life (ANC 7 hours) and come in coral, lemongrass, fog and charcoal. Pixel Buds Pro supports easy switching between multiple devices. Including the charging case, the headphones last up to 33 hours (20 on the ANC).
Google Pixel Buds Pro earphone body cancells the ear-hanging design, making it more concise and compact on the whole, weighing 6.1g for one ear, containing customized 6-core audio chip, supporting Bluetooth 5.0 protocol, transparent/active noise reduction/call noise reduction functions, and IPX4-level waterproof.