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PSA: Samsung didn’t pull the Galaxy Buds Plus’ multi-point connection feature

By Ng Chong Seng - on 25 Feb 2020, 10:58am

PSA: Samsung didn’t pull the Galaxy Buds Plus’ multi-point connection feature

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+ true wireless earbuds are now widely available and the general consensus is that they are indeed better than last year’s Galaxy Buds, offering a very long battery life per charge and solid bass quality.

However, over the last week, there was a brouhaha when a Reddit user discovered that Samsung has removed a reference to the earbuds’ multi-point connection feature from the spec sheet. (Long story short: this feature enables the earbuds to connect to two sources at the same time and switch between them seamlessly when the situation calls for it.) The removal of this reference has led many to (logically) conclude that Samsung has pulled the feature. Being one of the more interesting features of the Galaxy Buds+, it’s easy to understand why this created a stir.

If you’ve the Galaxy Buds+ and are looking forward to use this multi-point / multi-device connection feature, the latest word is that this feature hasn’t been dropped. But to use it, certain conditions have to be met. According to its statement to Droid Life, Samsung says that the feature is only available for Samsung mobile devices running Android 7.1.1 or later. Also, the devices have to have the SmartThings app installed and connected to the same Samsung account. Only then would you be able to access the feature by selecting the earbuds in the media panel.

For what it's worth, if you want to do active switching between Apple devices with the AirPods, you're also required to use the same iCloud account on these devices so Samsung isn't alone here.

Source: Droid Life.