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You can now give your Google Assistant a British or Australian accent

Now you can get your Google Assistant device to say “g’day.”

The voice assistant features two new voices for English speakers in the U.S., with the introduction of being able to choose an Australian or British accent.

You can access these accent in your Google Assistant settings, by selecting “Assistant Voice” in the menu.

From there, select either “Sydney Harbour Blue” for the Australian voice, or “British Racing Green” for the British iteration.

In case you didn’t notice, these are the same accents which have been available on Google Assistant in the Australian and UK markets.

However, to use these voices you would’ve had to change your Assistant’s language setting, which would have affected how well your own accent may have been recognised.With the update, there’s a separate language setting for speaking to your Assistant, and one for how it sounds.

It’s a way to add a bit of character and fun to your Google Assistant, harking back to the days you could put all sorts of weird voices (like Cartman from South Park, or John Cleese) on your GPS.

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