With the January update, Google brought native surround sound support to the Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. This gives the audio signal directional filters and simulates a surround sound experience when listening to music or viewing content from apps with surround sound support. Now a new update for the Google Pixel Buds app has come out, which brings a hidden menu called “Spatial Audio”. The new feature is likely to come to the Google Pixel Buds Pro.
The hidden menu contains switches to enable spatial audio and head tracking features. There’s also a demo built right into the app’s settings. This gives you a preview of how the sound will change after activation. A disclaimer at the bottom of the menu reminds you that the feature only works with supported content.
Apart from spatial sound, the Google Pixel Buds Pro will get another new feature. The firmware update will enable head tracking. It will likely be part of the next Pixel Buds Pro Feature Drop update, due to come out sometime in March.