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You Can Now Make Google Assistant Sound Like John Legend

Dave Parrack 03-04-2019

If you’re tired of hearing the standard Google Assistant voice you can now make Google Assistant sound like John Legend. If you’re now wondering who John Legend is you may want to click away to another article right about now. But everyone else should read on…


How to Enable John Legend’s Voice in Google Assistant

At Google I/O 2018, Google Assistant gained the ability to converse more naturally with users Google Assistant Learns New Conversational Skills Google is pushing hard to make Assistant the one AI to rule them all. And at Google I/O 2018, the company has announced a number of new features coming to Google Assistant. Read More . Google also announced that Google Assistant was getting six new voices, including John Legend. It has taken longer than expected, but Legend’s voice is finally available.

Google is referring to John Legend’s voice as “a cameo”. This is because he hasn’t recorded every single response you might elicit from Google Assistant. Instead, he’ll answer certain questions, with the standard voice still doing the donkey work.

These questions include, “Are you John Legend?”, “What’s your favorite type of music?”, “Who is Chrissy Teigen?”, “What’s the temperature outside?”, and “Why is the sky blue?”. You can also ask, “Are we just ordinary people?” and instruct him to “Serenade me”.

According to The Keyword, you can enable John Legend’s voice in Google Assistant in two different ways. Either say, “Hey Google, talk like a Legend” or go to Settings > Assistant Voice, and select John Legend. This is currently only available in English in the U.S.

What Celebrities Should Google Ask Next?

Fans of John Legend will obviously lap this up. And everyone else can rest assured that Google is very likely to be adding more celebrity voices in the future. This may be a novelty, but it’s a novelty most people will appreciate to some degree.


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