Google bringing Play Music and stereo headphones to Glass

Google Glass earbud

Google will be adding support for its Play Music service to Google Glass in the coming weeks. The company shared the news Tuesday on Google+ and confirmed that it will also offer stereo headphones compatible with the wearable display. Once available, Google Glass wearers will be able to say “Okay Glass, listen to…” and Glass will access uploaded tracks from Google Play Music or through Google’s All Access subscription service.

Google showed off a demo of the upcoming feature in this video:

Google didn’t share many details of the new headphones for Glass, but I anticipate they’ll connect via a micro USB wire on the new, redesigned models:

“We’re also introducing stereo earbuds designed specifically for Glass. They’re lightweight and uniquely engineered to deliver crisp, full-range audio while still letting you hear your surroundings. You can also rock out in style by customizing your buds with five interchangeable color caps.”

Phandroid reports that the new headphones will cost around $85 and that Glass Explorers who want to try the new Music feature can already do so by sideloading the app. I may give the new app a try later this week but I’d have to listen with a just a single speaker for now. I’m curious how much outside noise one would hear with the new headphones. While I don’t find Glass to be overly distracting now, adding more hardware to the mix could change that.

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