1. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    How do I change the robotic voice in Google maps back to the Google voice. I've downloaded the hd Samsung voice But it's buggy and messes up most of the time.

    Anyone know how to change it back to the Google voice for maps?

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    10-19-2013 04:04 AM
  2. wrich2005's Avatar
    The hd voice should work totally fine after a restart. I initially had half robotic half hd voice until I rebooted.

    On a side note is it just me or does the hd voice sound all seductive lol

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    10-19-2013 08:54 AM
  3. OKATVRIDER's Avatar
    Where u download the HD voice from? I had to use maps last night and I hated the robotic voice

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    10-19-2013 10:59 AM
  4. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    I'll reboot and see if that fixes the hd voice. So I'm guessing you can't set it to Google voice? Kinda sucks.

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    10-19-2013 12:07 PM
  5. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Refer to my thread to learn how to download the HD voice.

    Navigation voice...

    I still don't like it as well as the Google Now voice. On XDA they had a solution to get some other voice that supposedly is just like the Google Now voice, but I haven't tried it yet myself.
    10-19-2013 12:45 PM
  6. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    Refer to my thread to learn how to download the HD voice.

    Navigation voice...

    I still don't like it as well as the Google Now voice. On XDA they had a solution to get some other voice that supposedly is just like the Google Now voice, but I haven't tried it yet myself.
    Thanks, I do have the Samsung hd voice downloaded. It works okay just prefer Google voice.

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    10-19-2013 12:46 PM
  7. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Here's the thread I found at XDA:

    [Q] Any idea how to instal google text to speech engine !! - xda-developers

    It's not the actual Google voice, but it sounds pretty damn good, better than the Samsung voice. I still miss the "cheery" sound of the Google Voice. Basically you're installing another App, Ivona, to choose from in the text to speech settings. You can get the Google text to speech back in, but you have to be rooted for that. I don't want to root my phone just for the navigation voice.

    Ivona is free until the Beta test ends, don't know when that is, but I guess at that time you get to choose on whether it's worth the purchase or not. I hope there will be an update that will give us google text to speech as an option. It's gotta be in there, after all, Google Now itself works just fine.
    10-19-2013 01:00 PM
  8. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Thanks, I do have the Samsung hd voice downloaded. It works okay just prefer Google voice.

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    I absolutely agree. I am actually downloading this Ivona thing right now to see how well it works/sounds. Why Samsung, why??
    10-19-2013 01:02 PM
  9. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Ok....so I have this new voice thing installed and it does sound remarkably good. Even with weird street names it seems like the voice is taking its time to pronounce it as good as it can, not like the garbled stuff the Samsung voice comes up with. I don't like using beta products (how funny if you think about, everything from google is beta), and I don't like having to install something just to have something my old phone already had, but, it's easy, it's worth it.
    10-19-2013 02:30 PM
  10. melinda leigh's Avatar
    Settings -> Accessibility -> Text-to-Speech Options
    Then select Google Text-to-Speech Engine

    04-16-2014 01:13 PM

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