Google brings “uninterrupted listening” to Android devices

Google has announced an upcoming feature for Android 13 that will make it easier to switch audio between headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and anywhere you go.

Dubbed “uninterrupted listening,” the feature is designed for those who listen through their phone or headphones and walk around a room with a speaker connected.

The user will receive a notification prompting them to start listening on the speakerphone, allowing for an easy transition as you move around your living space.

“With notifications on your devices, you’ll be able to tap to start listening to a podcast in the car, continue on your phone and headphones, and finish on your TV at home,” Google explains in a blog post.

“When you move your physical location, you’ll see these media notifications on your phone or other devices asking if you want to forward the audio to a nearby device. We’re working with Spotify and YouTube Music to use these notifications to help users enjoy the content they stream, on the most optimal device available to them.

This welcome feature is sure to help reduce the amount of phone fiddling currently required to switch from speakerphone to headphones to phone and back again, and is coming to Android 13 devices “later this year”, according to Google.