Samsung Galaxy Buds add support for Ambient Sound, Windows 10 Swift Pair

Samsung has released a new software update for the original Galaxy Buds, which debuted last year alongside the Galaxy S10 family. The update brings some new features to the earbuds, including a few that were previously exclusive to the more recent, and more expensive, Galaxy Buds+.

One of the new features is the ability to to pair the Galaxy Buds more easily with Windows 10 devices. Using Swift Pair, which is available on Windows 10 version 1803 and later, the Galaxy Buds should be detected by your PC automatically once you turn them on. It’s also possible to switch between connected devices so the Galaxy Buds can connect to multiple devices.

Another new addition is support for Ambient Sound, which will be on automatically after the update. The feature allows users to hear their surroundings while using the Galaxy Buds, and it can be turned off or on at will, even while using a single earbud at a time.

Finally, the Galaxy Buds can now automatically resume playing music from your Spotify playlist by tapping and holding on one of the earbud. It’s also possible to do this gesture again to get recommendations for other playlists. This is available as one of the shortcuts that can be assigned to this gesture, so you’ll have to use the Galaxy Wearable app to use it.

The software update is available starting today, and you’ll need to be running Android Lollipop or newer to get the update.