Google Assistant

The Google Assistant voice has been that of a female since its inception, but you can now change that setting to male, should you so desire. It’s a pretty simple feature to enable, but you wouldn’t know it unless you dig into your settings. Let me save you a few minutes of searching and show you how.

First, open up your Google Home app and select ‘More Settings‘ from the hamburger menu in the top left-hand corner. From there, select ‘Preferences‘ and then ‘Assistant voice‘. Inside of this menu, you’ll see ‘Voice I‘ and ‘Voice II‘. The second option is the male voice. Enable it and you’re done.

Google Assistant Male Voice

Google Assistant Male Voice

These settings are available on Google Home and Android 6.0+ phones, and it appears to be a server-side update, so the settings should already be available for you. They’re there on my Note 8 review unit, and I didn’t have to update anything app-wise to get it. If they’re not already there, you may have to wait until the new settings roll out to your device.

So, there you have it. A female voice, male voice – whatever your heart desires. Your assistant is now one step closer to being exactly the way you want it.