Google Now's Text-to-Speech Gets a More Human Sounding Voice Update

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I'm confused. I turned off Moto Voice a few weeks ago. Driving mode kicks in when driving. The male voice reads my text. But navi and Google Now is the default voice. So who's reading me my text? Lol #Creepy

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It's Hal 9000 reading your texts to you. Be afraid when she calls you Dave!

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FYI for anyone that hasn't received it yet, here's the What's New from the text-to-speech app.

Why are these 3 new voices in different languages more CPU intensive...? Better quality?

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Thanks Jonny! That did the trick for me. I just updated the TTS app and now she sounds like the new version in the video, not quite as robotic as earlier today when I asked the same question.

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I got that update this afternoon.
I don't have the best hearing. Lol maybe I have the new voice.

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I've got great hearing. I hear a difference in the default female voice and voices 1-3 for sure, but I still can't get the gn voice to be British.

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I couldn't stand the US voice so much that my entire phone is set UK. It see the £ everywhere instead of $ my keyboard spells colour, armour, and other words using S instead of zed. it was strange at first... I really enjoy it now though. The voice also sounds alot more natural than the US one (not like cortana or siri) but better.

Moto voice also sounds more natural, I recently discovered I could tell moto voice to play X album on google play or watch X video on youtube and it sends it to Google now and then opens the app and plays the song or video. extremely useful while driving.

hopefully they've updated the UK variant as well.
 

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OK. I just asked Google to do some quick math for me for a project I'm working on & the voice definitely sounds smoother now.

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Mine still seems like the newer, smoother voice. I just asked a math question also and she sounds smoother. Still a little robotic, bit not as bad. I mean it is a robot talking to us, do we really want it to sound completely human?

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I just heard a different female voice. My phone is possessed.
 

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I can't do that Dave!

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I thought I was a nerd...those Google speech/voice people take the cake.
 
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