It’s often annoying that Google-owned hardware often fails to work seamlessly with its software considering the fact that other OEMs will incorporate the same software such as Android OS, but with a much better user experience that is consistent in every way possible.
That is the case with the new Pixel Buds Pro according to a recent report from 9to5Google that dozens of users have reported that their new aforementioned TWS earbuds do not work when they try to summon the Google Assistant using the keyword “Hey Google!”
The report further explained that users who experienced this issue were getting an error message that says “Voice Match is disabled because this device does not currently support the Assistant language selected,” even though those users never tampered with the language settings.
Those with this issue are prompted after connecting their Pixel Buds Pro by a “Say ‘Hey Google’ disabled” warning. Google says “Voice Match is disabled because this device does not currently support the Assistant language selected.” The recommended solution is to “select a supported language in Assistant language settings” with a link to those preferences.
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Google has not yet responded to the reports or given a timeline as to when the issue may be fixed.
The Google Buds Pro is great and offers a great audio output, to say the least. One can argue that they’re Google’s answer to the AirPods Pro (2022).
Also, remember that Google also released the much more affordable Pixel Buds A Series which also offers a number of cool features and outstanding performances.
The Pixel Buds Pro as expected came with a number of cool features including active noise cancellation, automatic switching between devices, and most importantly, a long-lasting battery life.
Other cool features include the following:
- Active Noise Cancellation with Silent Seal™
- Up to 31 hours of total listening time
- Just say “Hey Google” for a little help
- Transparency mode helps you hear what’s outside
- Wireless charging
The Pixel Buds Pro comes at an excessive US$199 which is still US$50 cheaper than the AirPods Pro.
The earbuds are expected to work seamlessly with Google’s virtual assistant and the Pixel smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and so forth until the issue that is currently being reported.
Since this seems to be a software issue, it might take an update to get it rectified but until Google gives their words and explanations about what has gone wrong with the device’s functionalities, everything is still a guess.