Tag Archive: voices

Google Assistant’s voices are more than just a color

What’s in a voice? A lot more than you might think.

Google Assistant may interact with users on many different devices and platforms, but the most frequent way — and often the only way — it will respond to you is with its voice. As such, picking a Google Assistant voice that’s pleasing, comforting, and trustworthy can dramatically boost your feeling of connection to Google’s AI as well as increase your willingness to call on it for  [Read More…]

How to get the Google Assistant’s six new voices on your Android smartphone

The six new voices for the Google Assistant are now available. See how you can enable them on your Android device right now.

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Amazon Super Bowl teaser hints at new Alexa voices

Whatcha doing there, Amazon?

On Sunday, February 4, the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will go head-to-head during Super Bowl LII. I’ve never been one for sports, but like a lot of people, I’ll be watching for the entertaining/amazingly cringy commercials. Amazon recently shared a teaser clip for the ad it’ll be airing Sunday night, and it suggests that some changes may be coming to Alexa.

The 30-second clip starts out with a woman brushing her teeth  [Read More…]

The voices of The Grand Tour are now on Waze

These are way better than the default voices.

If you were ever a fan of the TV series Top Gear you’ve likely seen the news of the spiritual relaunching of the series as The Grand Tour over on Amazon. To get you in the mood, Waze has partnered up with Amazon to offer the voices of Clarkson, Hammond and May to guide you on your next trip.

All you have  [Read More…]

Verizon voices support for Samsung Pay, will arrive on compatible devices via software update soon

After a waiting period that lasted the entire beta program and into the public release, Verizon has announced it’s ready to support Samsung Pay. Though we don’t have a final word on when phones will get the necessary software update to bring Samsung Pay, if you have a Verizon Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ or Note 5 you can know that at some point you’ll have proper Samsung Pay support now.

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Google says Text-to-Speech no longer needs high quality voices in latest update

Google has recently updated its Text-to-Speech app on the Play Store to take away features. With the update, you can no longer download the high quality voices on the Text-to-Speech app, and this isn’t exactly a bad thing. According to Google, the standard voice engine “now surpass[es] the quality of the high quality voices from our previous release.”

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Latest Google Text-to-Speech update enables high quality voices for US and UK English

Google Text-to-Speech

Portuguese and US Spanish added to the offline options, but are still the old low quality versions

Google’s Text-to-Speech, the app that powers speech output on Android devices in a whole range of apps, was updated today to include higher-quality voice options for those who speak English. For those who have their phones set to U.S. English, you now have the option to download a “Female (high quality)” voice that takes up  [Read More…]