How to change Google Assistant’s voice?

Google Assistant even offers celebrity voices like John Legend and Issa Rae
The image shows a round grey speaker. — Pexels
The image shows a round grey speaker. — Pexels

When it comes to voice assistants, few can match the popularity of Google Assistant. Competing with Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, it offers seamless control over smart home devices, from speakers to thermostats, through simple voice commands. 

But Google Assistant goes beyond the confines of smart homes, extending its functionality to smartphones and other devices for tasks like hands-free photography and setting reminders. Its versatility knows no bounds, and to top it off, Google even allows users to customise their assistant's voice.

But how exactly can you change Google Assistant's voice, language, or speech speed? And what about households with multiple users — can each person tailor their own Google Assistant experience? Let's dive into the details of these useful features.

How to change Google Assistant's voice

Changing the voice of your Google Assistant is a breeze. 

Simply open the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet, navigate to the Settings menu, and select the Manage all Assistant settings option. 

From there, you can explore a range of colourful circles representing different voice options and choose one to instantly update your device's dialect.

Google Assistant's language

When it comes to language preferences, Google devices support a wide array of languages. 

In the Google Home app, under Settings, you can easily select your preferred language or add a second language for bilingual households. The available languages may vary depending on your device and region, so be sure to check your settings for specific options.

For those seeking a more unique experience, Google Assistant offers celebrity voices like John Legend and Issa Rae. Activating these voices is as simple as issuing a voice command, such as "Hey Google, talk like John Legend," and enjoying the personalised interaction.

Additionally, Google Home allows you to assign different voices based on the user issuing commands, offering tailored responses for each household member. By training Google Home to recognise individual voices and setting voice preferences accordingly, you can achieve a truly customised experience for everyone in your home.