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It seems like if you're willing to strap a computer to your face, you should at least be able to listen to music with it. However, that isn't an option with Google Glass, but it will be in just a few short weeks. Google has announced that Glass Explorers will soon have the option to stream tunes from Google Play Music on Glass. There will also be new Glass stereo earbuds available for a proper listening experience.

Like most things on Glass, music will be accessible with a voice command. Glass will be able to pull tunes from a user's uploaded library, as well as anything available with an All Access subscription. The updated Glass model just announced recently added a mono earbud, but Google is going to offer a special pair of stereo earbuds (with interchangeable color caps) for Glass that will be preferable when listening to music. It's not clear if Glass Explorers will get the earbuds for free, or if there will be a cost. For the $1500 entry fee, they ought to just hand them out.

Google didn't have exact details on when this is going to roll out, but said Explorers should watch for an email in the coming weeks. The last Glass update to XE11 contained a music player APK, so hopefully there is just a switch waiting to be thrown in Mountain View.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • http://www.ScienceProUSA.com SciencePro

    "For the $1500 entry fee, they ought to just hand them out."

    Your damn right. If not, I'll probably pick up a usb-3.5mm jack and hope that works. Not paying $85 for earbuds, sorry Google.

  • Jadephyre

    "In the next few weeks"
    Google, make a friggin' song out of this quote, you seem to like it so much that it seems like the perfect thing to do. And oh, play it on your hotline as well, if you have one.

    • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

      Exactly. Everything with Google is "in the next few weeks" or "in the coming weeks". KitKat OTAs for other Nexus devices and GPE phones? haha

      Honestly, I'd rather them just announce something the day it launches rather than announce it and tease us with "Oh, well you'll have it in a few weeks." It's kinda like asking kids "Hey, you guys want some chocolate? OK well I have to go in the kitchen and make it from scratch so it'll be ready in a few hours."

      • Jadephyre

        You know, deep down I kind of knew that the HTC One GPE would get 4.4 before the N4, I just didn't want to believe it, but since there is only three days left until the 15th and there is still no sign of a 4.4 factory image or binaries, I think Google finally screwed us over.

        Next phone will not be a Nexus anymore, but rather a GPE phone from HTC or Samsung.

  • Logan

    What happened to bone conduction?

    • palmercurling

      bone conduction is mono, same for the bundled ear piece.

      i have glass, im not dropping another 85 for a damn pair of buds for this only. ill probably see about doing what science pro said on this thread too, find a usb->3.5mm jack.

      if im already gonna look like a total arse, i might as well go all the way, eh?

    • Matt McKee

      It's still there, but most people say that you can hardly hear calls and navigations with it. It's an optional thing.

  • Matthew Fry

    "For the $1500 entry fee, they ought to just hand them out."

    Rather, since they can afford $1500 entry fee, they should charge $200.