Google launches Android Fast Pair
- Turn on a Fast Pair-enabled device and put it in pairing mode.
- Android scans for broadcasts in close proximity of the user’s phone and discovers a Fast Pair packet.
- The packet is sent to our servers to get back the device’s product image, product name, and companion app.
- The user receives a high-priority notification asking them to “Tap to pair” to the device.
- When the user taps on the notification, we use classic Bluetooth to establish a connection.
The feature is supported by Android devices running Google Play services 11.7+, with compatibility from Android 6.0 and up.
“You can try this out with Google Pixel Buds or Libratone’s Q Adapt On-Ear, and soon on Plantronics Voyager 8200 series wireless headsets,” said Google.