How to Get John Legend to Sing to You on Command

Google Assistant is determined to give you all of him.
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Introducing the first celebrity Google Assistant voice. Source: AFP Relax News

On 24 March, a redditor discovered that when he thanked his Google Home Mini in a particular way, John Legend’s voice would respond with, “You’re very, very welcome.” At the time, this phrase was the only one that prompted the Assistant to convert its voice to that of the singer/songwriter. On Wednesday, however, his voice officially rolled out as a selectable option.

Mr Legend’s voice can be enabled by either choosing him as your designated voice through the Assistant’s settings or by telling your device, “Hey Google, talk like a Legend.” When activated, he’ll be able to answer a select few questions like, “What’s your favourite type of music?” “Who is Chrissy Teigen?” and “Are you John Legend?” Most other responses will be in one of the standard Google Assistant voices.

This is the first celebrity whose voice was lent to the Assistant, but Google assures us that more are on the way.

We’ve been waiting for Legend to serenade us via our Google Home devices since the option was previewed at Google I/O 2018. Though this voice was supposed to arrive before the end of last year, in this case, it’s better late than never. John’s voice will be available only for a “limited time” in the US.

Source: AFP Relax News

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