Google Glass tunes into music with voice command, earbuds

A "listen to" voice command and new stereo earbuds will be rolled out as part of a broader effort on Google's part to bring more music to the eyewear.

Google Glass will soon have some new music-friendly features.

The search giant on Tuesday announced that Google Glass will soon come with a voice command for listening to music. In the example provided on the Google+ page, the company said the feature would allow users to say "OK, Glass, listen to..." to play a song. The feature will allow the eyewear to access tracks from Google Play Music.

In addition, Google has announced that stereo earbuds will be coming to Google Glass. The add-ons will allow for listening to music while still hearing what's going on around the person, the company says. Google will also offer five interchangeable color caps to change the look of the earbuds.

Google didn't say exactly when the new features will be rolled out, but promised more information in the coming weeks. Google started offering voice commands for Glass last February.

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