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  # 2253584 7-Jun-2019 09:28
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So glad I'm not alone with this issue!

 

Hopefully Google will get it sorted quickly, the Aussie voice is really beginning to grate with me...




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  # 2253614 7-Jun-2019 10:11
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Ok. I've done since testing and have discovered the following.

The voice is based on your location. So in NZ we are graced with the Australian lady. I switched location to London and got a UK accent. I then ditched to Paris and got a US accent. It would have been cool to have a nice lady with a French accent.

But the issue is you cannot change the voice even though the option is there.

Try saying Hey Google Change Assistant Voice and you will get a response in a different voice you can accept or not. But it does not stick and there Australian lady still is the voice.

However when I switch my location to the US all accents are available and stick which is why the US folks are not complaining.





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  # 2253623 7-Jun-2019 10:27
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I hate it, cant change it... Australian accent is like nails on a chalk board.




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  # 2253673 7-Jun-2019 11:42
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reven:

I hate it, cant change it... Australian accent is like nails on a chalk board.



It's clearly a bug but how do you report it to Google?




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  # 2253713 7-Jun-2019 12:27
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lchiu7:
reven:

I hate it, cant change it... Australian accent is like nails on a chalk board.



It's clearly a bug but how do you report it to Google?


https://support.google.com/googlehome/thread/7475172

We're not alone. How much testing does Google do?




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 2253744 7-Jun-2019 13:16
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After changing yesterday from UK English, my preferred, to Australian, today it has changed to USA. I set it back to UK and it seems to have stuck, fingers crossed.




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  # 2253837 7-Jun-2019 13:39
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peejayw:

After changing yesterday from UK English, my preferred, to Australian, today it has changed to USA. I set it back to UK and it seems to have stuck, fingers crossed.



Just checked on my phone and I'm back to USA English thank goodness




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2253849 7-Jun-2019 14:02
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MurrayM:

So glad I'm not alone with this issue!

 

Hopefully Google will get it sorted quickly, the Aussie voice is really beginning to grate with me...

 

 

People really think an Australian accent is worse than possibly the world's most annoying accent? Just how bad is the Australian-accented speaker in Google whatever-it-is?

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  # 2253858 7-Jun-2019 14:15
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neb:
MurrayM:

So glad I'm not alone with this issue!


Hopefully Google will get it sorted quickly, the Aussie voice is really beginning to grate with me...



People really think an Australian accent is worse than possibly the world's most annoying accent? Just how bad is the Australian-accented speaker in Google whatever-it-is?
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F**cking awful

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  # 2253864 7-Jun-2019 14:23
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To put this in context, a good explanation of why the American accent is annoying as explained by the world-famous ethnologist Dr.D.Moran.

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  # 2253865 7-Jun-2019 14:25
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epr:
neb: Just how bad is the Australian-accented speaker in Google whatever-it-is?
F**cking awful

 

 

They got Kylie Mole as the voice actor?

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  # 2253871 7-Jun-2019 14:44
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neb:
MurrayM:

 

So glad I'm not alone with this issue!

 

Hopefully Google will get it sorted quickly, the Aussie voice is really beginning to grate with me...

 

People really think an Australian accent is worse than possibly the world's most annoying accent? Just how bad is the Australian-accented speaker in Google whatever-it-is?

 

I had my Google Home set to speak as a nice British female, which was a lot better than the Aussie voice.




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  # 2253875 7-Jun-2019 14:48
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epr:
neb:
MurrayM:

So glad I'm not alone with this issue!


Hopefully Google will get it sorted quickly, the Aussie voice is really beginning to grate with me...



People really think an Australian accent is worse than possibly the world's most annoying accent? Just how bad is the Australian-accented speaker in Google whatever-it-is?
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F**cking awful


That's a bit harsh. I think it's a combination of the accent and the voice itself. IMHO only of course.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 2253950 7-Jun-2019 15:49
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lchiu7: That's a bit harsh. I think it's a combination of the accent and the voice itself. IMHO only of course.

 

 

I was curious so had a quick listen to some samples on Youtube. Doesn't sound that bad, and certainly better than that annoying generic American-midwest accent that too many devices come with.

 

 

I'd love to see Google bolt Lynn of Tawa onto their NZ version :-).

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  # 2253953 7-Jun-2019 15:51
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Crikey Mate!

 

 

 

this would do my head in!





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