Open the Google Assistant app on your Android or iOS device. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen and go to Settings > Preferences > Assistant Voice. There, you can choose from all eight voices currently available and you can preview each one by tapping the speaker icon to the right of each option.
To get this on your Smartphone right now (If you haven’t), you need to:
- Go to settings
- Click on Languages and input
- Change your keyboard to English (United States).
- Long press on the home button to activate Google assistant
- Click on the cabinet icon
- Click on the 3 dotted icons on the top right corner
- Select settings
- Click on Personal Preference
- And then select Assitant voice!
The voice you select in this menu will be the voice that plays back to you when you use Assistant on your Android or iOS device, as well as on your Google Home speakers. And this voice selection works with multiple users so each user in the household could select a different voice preference.
We tested this on an iPhone X and Galaxy S8+ and the voices were available on all three. If you do not see these voice selections available, make sure your Google Assistant app is up to date and try force-stopping the application, if possible. If that doesn’t work, it may take some time for the new voices to become available to all; these updates sometimes roll out in phases.
It’s important to note that John Legend’s voice is not yet available. Google tells us it will be rolling out separately later this year. Also, depending on your language settings, the additional voices may not be available on your devices.