Windows 11 will soon allow some users with headphones to take calls, listen to music, and stream audio from their PCs. Microsoft announced On Wednesday.
Microsoft revealed that the recently released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25977 now supports headphones equipped with Bluetooth LE Audio technology. Consequently, people can directly pair the headphones with Windows 11 PCs.
The feature is currently only available on select Windows devices with Bluetooth LE Audio support, although Microsoft says more PCs will offer it in the future. The tech giant also says it will add more capabilities to the headphones over time, such as the ability to control audio presets within Windows.
Microsoft announced that it would add support for Bluetooth LE in Windows 11 during its Build conference in May. The audio specification uses the LC3 audio codec, which delivers high-quality audio while conserving battery power. It also allows for features such as the ability to stream audio to multiple devices simultaneously.
In addition to the new accessibility features, build 25977 also introduced some privacy updates. The company announced that users will now receive notifications when an app tries to access their location or Wi-Fi information.