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Female Google Now voice UK?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shaneydroid, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. shaneydroid

    shaneydroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Anyone know how?
    I have a male voice with a British accent and I am able to change it to a female voice but with an American accent (still an improvement) but I cannot work out how to get a female British accent (preferably East Anglian :) )

  2. Arbab

    Arbab Lurker

    Sorry but I want to change mine from the male English voice to the American womans voice. How did you do it?
  3. shaneydroid

    shaneydroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Turns out I got that wrong. I can change it in language options but in the Google now settings it doesn't change the voice. Still gives me a blokes voice :(
  4. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Android Expert

    Go to Settings -> Language & Input

    Scroll down to Text-to-Speech output and tap

    Tap the sliders nex to Google Text-to-Speech

    Tap Language

    Select English (United States)
  5. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Android Expert

    OP, those are your only two voice options for english. Male for British and female for American.
  6. tcat007

    tcat007 Android Expert

    Will loading Ivona change the voice in Google Now? I have it on my phone, but haven't bothered on my N7 because of file size. I like Kendra and Amy.
  7. shaneydroid

    shaneydroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    No, there are options for Australian, Canadian etc in Google Now but they all give me the male British voice.

    In text to speech I can only get US English (female) and British English (male). Even though other languages are installed, it only gives me those two options and playing an example gives female for US and male for British.
    Of course I realised later the text to speech has nothing to do with Google Now and presumably, installing more languages will make no difference to it either.

    The strange thing is, before the N7 was released I read a lot of references to Google Now in Jelly Bean having a female voice?
  8. Spaceprobe

    Spaceprobe Android Enthusiast

    I rather like him
  9. TobesEtc

    TobesEtc Android Enthusiast

    My Google maps voice is usually female but occasionally gives one direction in a male voice and then goes female again. Maybe my Android wants to be a TV...

    (TV...get it? Television or Transve...Never mind).
    RossFixxed likes this.

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