Google Fast pair now pairs with Bluetooth accessories across Android devices, Chromebooks to get support in 2019


Google last year introduced ‘Fast Pair,’ a set of specs that make it easier to connect Bluetooth headsets and speakers to Android devices. The company announced that it is making it easier to connect Fast Pair compatible accessories to devices associated with the same Google Account. Fast Pair will connect accessories to a user’s current and future Android phones (6.0+).

Google also mentioned that it is adding support for Chromebooks in 2019.
Fast Pair provides stress-free Bluetooth pairing for your Android phone. Google has been working closely with dozens of manufacturers, many of which are bringing new Fast Pair compatible devices to market over the coming months. This list includes Jaybird, who is already selling the Tarah Wireless Sport Headphones, as well as upcoming products from prominent brands such as Anker SoundCore, Bose, and many more.

Google also mentioned that it wants to make it easy for manufacturers to ship compatible products with minimal additional engineering effort. It collaborated with industry-leading Bluetooth audio companies such as Airoha Technology Corp., BES and Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. (QTIL) to add native Fast Pair support to their software development kits.