Over the years, Google Assistant voice has become somewhat iconic, people can easily hear it and associate with it because it hasn’t been changed. People have become so accustomed to it that some don’t know that you can easily change the default voice that comes with Google Assistant; hence I took it upon myself to show you how to change Google Assistant voice in today’s article.
Google Assistant debuted with the voice of Kiki Baessell, it would surprise you to know that this same actress’s voice, since 2010 has been used for the Google Voice voicemail system. Google decided to change the voice in 2016 and ever since then Google Assistant voice has been that of Antonia Flynn. Furthermore later in October 2019, Google announced that Issa Rae had been added to Google assistant as an additional voice.
There aren’t a lot of reasons why one would want to change the default Google Assistant voice other than you are already bored of the present one or you are a tech enthusiast who enjoy learning and trying out new things in technology. If you do happen to fall into the above list of users who want to change their Google Assistant, then you are lucky as I’ll be showing you how to change Google Assistant voice. It may interest you to note that currently, Google Assistant has more than 8 voices available to change from even the number depends on your location and language.
How to Change Google Assistant Voice
As earlier stated, Google Assistant has a variety of voices to can be to and from, ranging from Red, Orange, Amber, Green, Cyan, Blue, British Racing Green, Purple, Pink, and Sydney Harbour. In order to change Google Assistant Voice, follow the steps below:
- Open your Google home
- Tap on your avatar icon located at the top right corner of your screen.
- On the next window, tap on Assistant Settings.
- Tap on Assistant Voice. If you can’t find this option, you can simply expand your options by tapping on view more located at the bottom of your screen.
- On the assistant voice page, swipe to hear each voice option and select a voice of your choice.
- After selecting a voice, press the back button located at the top left corner of your page and once this is done, the new voice is automatically saved.
With the above steps, you should be able to change Google Assistant voice. If you find out that you were not able to change to a particular voice option, the reason could stem from a conflict with the language settings on your phone. To resolve this issue, you can simply change your operating system language. Follow the steps below to learn how to change your Google Assistant voice by fixing your operating system’s language.
- Open the Settings app on your device.
- Scroll and tap on System.
- Under the system, tap on Languages & Input.
- On the next window, tap on Languages.
- Ensure you have English (United States) as your preferred language and if you don’t select Add a language.
- Tap on English (United States).
- Tap on the Menu icon (i.e., the three vertical dots).
- Next, tap on Remove.
- Tap on the languages you want to remove and afterward tap on the trash can icon to delete the selected languages.
- A confirmation window should pop up and, on that window, tap on OK in order to permanently remove the selected languages.
Finally, after performing this fix, check if you are now able to change Google Assistant voice to your desired voice and if you still can’t then you try changing your Google Assistant Input language.
Change Google Assistant voice by changing Assistant Input language
To change your Google Assistant voice by changing your Google Assistant Input language, follow the steps below:
- Open Google Assistant and select your Avatar or user icon.
- Tap on Settings.
- Tap on Assistant.
- Tap on Languages.
- Ensure you have English (United States) as your preferred language and if you don’t select the language and tap on English (United States).
Once, you have finally changed your Google Assistant Input language and changing your operating’s system language, you should now be able to change Google Assistant voice to any voice of your choice. If you can’t find the option of changing your Google Assistant voice on your device then most likely you are using an outdated Google Home and you can easily fix this by updating it from Playstore or iOS store for iPhone users.