Google Assistant is a popular virtual assistant, and modifying its voice gives it a more personal touch, making it much more enjoyable to use. Google Assistant was first released in May 2016 as part of the now-defunct chat service Allo. Since then, it’s been one of Google’s most impressive tech features, with smart speakers, smart screens, Android phones, and more. It can be used to answer random questions, monitor smart devices, and a variety of other tasks.
However, as compared to Amazon Alexa, one region where Google Assistant falls behind is in terms of personalization. Although the Assistant’s strength and versatility are undeniable, it lacks the whimsical and personable qualities of Alexa and Siri (the traditional ‘Google Assistant’ name doesn’t aid in this regard). Thankfully, Google has a few different voices that users can choose from if they want to configure the Assistant and lend it some personality. Are you able to learn how to do it? Let’s get started!
Grab an Android phone and open the Google app to get started. Click the profile icon on the upper-right corner, then tap ‘Snapshot’ on the bottom navigation bar to access the virtual Assistant settings. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap ‘Assistant voice’ under the ‘All Settings’ line.
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Red, Orange, Amber, Green, Cyan, Blue, Purple, Pink, British Racing Green, and Sydney Harbor Blue are among the ten key Google Assistant voices that users can choose at any time. The voices aren’t labeled as male or female, but they both have a definite masculine or feminine tone to them. As one would imagine from names like British Racing Green and Sydney Harbor Blue, some voices have distinct accents.
From time to time, the Assistant tries out different celebrity voices. John Legend was formerly available as the Google Assistant’s first celebrity voice, but his voice deletes in March 2020. Users will use Issa Rae as their Assistant voice starting in March 2021. If selecting a default or celebrity voice, simply tap the chosen voice to make the transition (a checkmark would appear to signify that it has been selected as the new voice).
While this guide focuses on modifying the Google Assistant voice in the Android app. The new voice can be applied to all Assistant products compatible with the Google account, including smart speakers and displays. Voices can also be updated at any point. Allowing users to experiment with various solutions before they find the right one.