How to Change Google Assistant's Voice

Don't like your assistant? Change it up!

You can change the voice for Google Assistant if you want the virtual assistant to sound different. There are various voices to pick from; you can get a new accent in just minutes.

Choosing a different Google Assistant voice doesn't change anything else with your assistant except the way it sounds. It will change the voice anywhere you use Google Assistant with your Google account—your smartphone, tablet, or Google Home.

Instructions in this article apply to Android and iOS for users in the United States. The available voice options depend on the device; older phones may have fewer choices. Voice options vary depending on the language.

How to Change the Google Assistant Voice

One way to change the voice Google Assistant uses is to say hey Google, change your voice into your device. However, it's easier to pick one manually.

The following steps apply to Google Assistant and the Google Home app.

To use Google Assistant to change the voice:

  1. Activate Google Assistant using one of these methods:

    • Say OK Google if Google Assistant is set up.
    • Launch the Google Assistant app.
    • Tap the home or Google Assistant button on the bottom of the home screen.
    Assistant button, Inbox icon on Android

    If Google Assistant fills only half the screen, either tap the Inbox icon on the lower-left side, or the Explore icon on the lower-right side.

    In the Google Home app, tap the profile icon in the lower-right corner of the screen, then skip to Step 3.

  2. Go to the top of the screen and select your account icon or initials.

    If you don't see your account icon, select the Menu button (the three dots).

  3. Go to Settings > Assistant > Assistant voice. If you don't see an Assistant option, choose Preferences.

    Settings, Assistant, and Assistant voice buttons on Android

    On iOS, tap your account icon, go to the Assistant tab, then choose Assistant voice.

  4. Select the voice you want Google Assistant to use. Scroll left and right to find more options, then tap the circles to hear samples.

    Google Assistant voice options on Android

    Only voices that are available for your device and Android version appear on the list. Android OS updates sometimes include additional Google Assistant voice options.

  5. Tap the home button to leave the app when you're finished. The settings will save automatically.

Learn how to fix problems when changing the Google Assistant voice if the steps above aren't working.

What Google Assistant Voices are Available?

When Google Assistant first launched, it only had a default female voice. Google added a male option in 2017, and both of these initial options are still available today.

Advances in the WaveNet technology that's behind Google Assistant's natural-sounding voice have made it easier to implement new options that sound just as good as the originals.

Several new Google Assistant voices launched in the spring of 2018 and more options like celebrity voices might come in the future. John Legend's voice is one example that was available for a limited time in early April 2019.

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