Bluetooth headphones are quite handy, but they can be a pain when you try to pair them with multiple devices. You need to go through the pairing process each time you pair it with a new device.
So Google introduced the Fast Pair feature last year to streamline the process of pairing a Bluetooth accessory with an Android device. Even though it was impressive, the feature was limited to a single device which means the process had to be repeated each time for a new device.
To recall, Fast Pair enabled devices can begin the pairing process automatically when placed next to an Android device and an alert for the same is displayed on the screen. The pairing is completed with a single tap.
The approach is quite similar to Apple’s AirPods, where information is synced instantly between all iOS and MacOS devices running on the same iCloud account.
So, it can be assumed that Fast Pair will also use your Google account to sync the pairing information between devices.
For Chromebooks, the Fast Pair feature is expected to arrive by 2019. Meanwhile, Google is working with other hardware partners and mostly headphone makers to ensure that the devices are compatible with the new feature.
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Google specifically mentioned Jaybird’s Tarah Wireless Sport headphones, and promised more for upcoming products from Anker SoundCore and Bose.