Google Assistant male voice is now live, here's how to activate it

Google Assistant male voice is now live, here's how to activate it

Google Assistant has a brand new voice option. The tech giant has recently released an update that allows users to swap the original female voice with a male voice. 

The two options are rather originally labeled as "Voice I" and "Voice II", and are available on Android, iOS, and Google Home. It's also worth noting that once changed, the settings are implemented across all compatible devices, so you'll always hear the same Assistant voice.

Here's a side-by-side comparison of the two:


If you want to enable the new voice, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that you've updated to the latest version of Google Assistant
  2. Launch Google Assistant (long-press the home button for Android phones)
  3. Tap on the menu icon at the top of your screen
  4. Access settings. The location varies depending on your device, sometimes it's hidden behind a hamburger menu at the top right section of the screen. 
  5. Tap on Preferences
  6. Select Assistant voice
  7. Select "Voice II"

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5 Comments

1. RevolutionA

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

This feature was available in siri long time ago

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4764; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This article has nothing to do with Siri.

3. Xilam unregistered

He’s just doing exactly the same crap that android herd does on Apple articles. Welcome to 2010 (or whatever)! When will google add accents and different voices for each language that it supports?

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4764; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So it's justifiable?

5. Xilam unregistered

No, but the mirror is up, let’s see if it works.

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