1. Calidoc's Avatar
    Anyone else experience this? The new voice is terrible. It sounds like a robot voice that would been used by AOL in 1995. What was wrong with the old voice?
    Drayk likes this.
    11-16-2013 07:30 PM
  2. Rashawn29's Avatar
    You probably need to download the high quality voice if you haven't.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 via Android Central App
    11-17-2013 04:50 AM
  3. Cowboy8467's Avatar
    You probably need to download the high quality voice if you haven't.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 via Android Central App
    How do you do that? I don't see that option.

    Edit: Figured it out, it's under accessiblity--->text to voice in the setting menu.
    11-17-2013 08:57 AM
  4. Drayk's Avatar
    How do you do that? I don't see that option.

    Edit: Figured it out, it's under accessiblity--->text to voice in the setting menu.
    I was wondering this as well. Thnx!

    Posted on my Samsung GS4-i337
    11-17-2013 10:18 AM
  5. voshell's Avatar
    Yes I to think it is horrible.

    Sent from my SCH-I545
    Peter Burke likes this.
    11-17-2013 10:29 AM
  6. Cowboy8467's Avatar
    Yes I to think it is horrible.

    Sent from my SCH-I545
    You can fix it, go to settings, accessibility, text-to-voice, and download the higher quality voice for Samsung from the samsung app store.
    dimm0k and Calidoc like this.
    11-17-2013 10:46 AM
  7. Calidoc's Avatar
    You can fix it, go to settings, accessibility, text-to-voice, and download the higher quality voice for Samsung from the samsung app store.
    Ah, thank you! That worked!!
    11-18-2013 08:28 PM
  8. Cowboy8467's Avatar
    Ah, thank you! That worked!!
    No problem, that voice was driving me crazy.
    11-19-2013 09:25 AM
  9. secano's Avatar
    Thanks. I was ready to launch my phone out the window because of this.
    Toddalopolis and Calidoc like this.
    11-30-2013 04:37 PM
  10. jefferyshall's Avatar
    The new voice sounds like the very first Apple Macintosh it is so bad. First of all why did it change I never did anything to change it. Second why is it soon bad anyway, I haven't heard a computer voice that bad since. . . well early 90s. What the heck happened over there Google?
    01-26-2014 01:46 PM
  11. jefferyshall's Avatar
    Once again just to mention I never downloaded any voice before and it was great before. I just downloaded the new one as suggested here. It is better, but no where near as good as before. Damn it, why does everybody feel they HAVE TO mess with things when they are working and then break them! !!
    01-26-2014 01:59 PM
  12. electricpete's Avatar
    Settings....my device...language and input...text-to-speech options. There should be options for Google voice and Samsung. You can try them in that screen to compare them. I like Google better.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    01-26-2014 03:51 PM
  13. CanaRed's Avatar
    I agree the Maps voice is about the WORST I have EVER heard on my new Galaxy S4 ! I emailed Google Maps and Samsung several times and got zero response and no suggestions from either. I saw the suggestion here to go to Accessibility--->text to voice in the setting menu download something from the APP store.
    I went to this setting but see no option anywhere to download anything. I went directly to the APP store but did not know exactly what to search for. Can someone be more specific about how to do this? I would be soooo appreciative of any help ! Glad I stumbled upon this website.
    02-06-2014 08:48 AM
  14. Cowboy8467's Avatar
    I agree the Maps voice is about the WORST I have EVER heard on my new Galaxy S4 ! I emailed Google Maps and Samsung several times and got zero response and no suggestions from either. I saw the suggestion here to go to Accessibility--->text to voice in the setting menu download something from the APP store.
    I went to this setting but see no option anywhere to download anything. I went directly to the APP store but did not know exactly what to search for. Can someone be more specific about how to do this? I would be soooo appreciative of any help ! Glad I stumbled upon this website.
    Try going directly to the SAMSUNG app store as opposed to the Google Play store. Once you're in do a search for "English Female High Quality" and download it. It should prompt you to install it and you will be good to go.
    02-06-2014 09:04 AM
  15. dimm0k's Avatar
    wow, I have to say that even the HD version from Samsung is still pretty bad... better than the default stock, but still pretty bad.
    02-06-2014 01:47 PM
  16. cecemks's Avatar
    Thank you. Fixed now
    02-18-2014 03:08 PM
  17. Brinyaby's Avatar
    I don't know where to start about all this, but the voice was fine the way it was, then it turned to some really crappy, choppy voice that sounded like something out of the 80s. I managed to download the needed "update", but what a big PITA that was! First set up a Samsung account, wait for the email verification, make sure I'm on Wifi because it's a large download, then wait for the download to finish, then install the sticking thing. Did I say it was a PITA?!
    02-20-2014 07:09 PM
  18. atmosphere72's Avatar
    I have a unique problem with my note 3 and google maps. I have downloaded Samsung high quality voice. This is my 4th phone by the way. It now switches from the Google robotic voice to the Samsung voice randomly. It's the craziest thing...
    03-20-2014 10:43 PM
  19. benhaube's Avatar
    You are probably on the Samsung voice. Go into settings > language and input and you can change the dictation voice to Google's. They even have a high quality voice to download except I don't notice much of a difference. I'm using the high quality voice anyway.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    03-23-2014 08:44 AM
  20. Moosebear's Avatar
    I heard the high quality American female voice on a friends phone and it is awesome, WAY better than the default American female, clear crisp and sexy even! But I've downloaded it twice on my Nexus 5, it's checked to enable, but it doesn't change from the old one.

    I can make the British male and female work, but they are not better than the American one. Why can't I switch over to the American "hi quality" one? It still sounds the same.

    There must be another setting or something... Google maps seems to have no "settings" that I can see...?
    07-28-2014 02:51 PM
  21. electricpete's Avatar
    There is no setting in maps. The settings are normal system settings (see my post above for menu). If you're still having a problem, try disabling svoice
    10-19-2014 09:04 AM
  22. Moosebear's Avatar
    So Lollipop is here, and my high quality voice file dissapeared when I did a factory reset... and now I don't even see the option to download it. Oh well. I think I'll probably be using 'Nokia Here Maps' as my GPS more anyway, since it works off-line, it won't burn through my battery and my data plan like Google Maps do... So I'll hardly ever have to listen to the crappy Google voice now anyway.

    Still, I hope they do enable/make available that high quality voice. It's 1000X better.
    12-10-2014 08:12 PM
  23. Rebekah11's Avatar
    On my Samsung Galaxy I got there by going Settings >Accessability >Vision>Text to Speech Options>click on the gear icon next to Samsung text to speech>Settings for Samsung text to speech>at the top download latest update>it will take to the apps store to download Samsung TTS
    08-08-2015 10:01 AM

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