New Voice Options Added to Google Assistant

Are you tired of hearing the same old voice on your Google Assistant? Well, Google has some good news for you! They have just added two new voice options – Indigo and Lime – bringing their U.S. English voice options to a full dozen. In this blog post, we will explore the latest addition to the family of Google Assistant voices and how they are designed to add more diversity to your experience. So, sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the new sound options on Google Assistant!

Introducing Indigo and Lime: The New Voices of Google Assistant
If you’ve ever wished for more variety in your Google Assistant’s voice, then Indigo and Lime are here to make your day. The new voices are part of the color-based system that Google has used for its voice options, making it easy for users to identify and remember. The masculine-sounding Lime and its feminine counterpart Indigo are available on the carousel on the side of the app alongside their counterparts in Assistant voice and speech output settings.

With these new voices, Google hopes to bring more diversity to your current options. “In addition to the 29 languages available for your Assistant, you can also choose from a wide range of speaking styles,” says Ayo Awobajo, Google Assistant Associate Product Marketing Manager. “We’ve also made it easier to find them – just say, ‘Hey Google, change your voice.'”

Quality vs. Quantity: Are the New Voices Any Better?
While the addition of new voices is a welcome change, the question remains – are they any better in quality than the previously released choices? Unfortunately, it’s hard to say as the new voices don’t mimic anyone in particular. However, what we do know is that the new voices are the first to be added by Google Assistant in a few years. This means that there might be room for improvement in future voice options.

The End of Celebrity Voices on Google Assistant?
If you’re a fan of celebrity voices on Google Assistant, we have some bad news for you. Google Assistant removed the voices of Issa Rae and John Legend as options, and it seems like this trend has ended. However, the tech giant has centered the development of custom voices as an enterprise feature for Google Cloud. Meanwhile, Alexa has formally begun sunsetting its celebrity voices. Samuel L. Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Melissa McCarthy are no longer around to purchase, and the same goes for Amitabh Bachchan in India.

In conclusion, the addition of Indigo and Lime to the Google Assistant voice options is a step towards diversity and inclusivity. While we are yet to see if the new voices are better in quality than the previous options, we can only hope that Google continues to add new options to enhance our experience. So, what are you waiting for? Say “Hey Google, change your voice” and enjoy the new sound options!

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