You can now use Google Assistant features with more wired headphones

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Google Assistant on a Google Pixel

While many new wireless headphones and earbuds are already equipped with support for virtual assistants, Google has extended that convenience to more users of wired headphones. As 9to5Google points out, it’s now possible to quickly access Google Assistant features on an Android phone using 3.5mm and USB-C headphones that were previously unsupported.

Until now, Google Assistant integration was limited to wireless or wired options “optimized for Google Assistant support.” The company’s USB-C Pixel Buds were one of a few wired headphones to offer rich, hands-free integration with Google Assistant.

That’s no longer the case: plugging in a set of “non-optimized” wired headphones will now trigger a notification indicating that you can summon…

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