Siri Britsh Voice

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by abz1981, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. abz1981 macrumors 65816

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    The siri british voice sounds like as if the dude is talking while holding his nose. It wasn't like this with IOS 6. No female voice option either. I have had to switch to the Canadian Female siri, she sounds more natural. Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. John T macrumors 68020

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    As far as I can hear, the voice is the same as OS6.
     
  3. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Currently the new high quality voices are only for:

    North American English (US and Canada)
    French (All Regions)
    German (All Regions)

    More regions (accents) and languages will be available in time.
     
  4. abz1981 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not to me lol. It is well muffled.

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    Where does it give you this information?
     
  5. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    The main problem with switching voices is, providing you are a Brit and not Canadian, you'll find the speech recognition accuracy is significantly worse.
     
  6. abz1981 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh okay. Nope am a Brit, but decided to switch to Canadian Siri to hear a better Siri with more natural sounding voice. So you saying if I stick to British Siri, it will some how fix itself over time?
     
  7. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

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    Related question, but when it go into settings, there is no option to change siri's gender.

    Is this something that will eventually load up if I leave it plugged in and connected to wifi? Or is something wrong?

    I'm in the UK and using an ipad 3 if that makes any difference.
     
  8. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    The only "fix" will be when Apple decide to give us the new more natural voices (male and female) if they do at all.

    At the moment you have the choice of either picking a voice you prefer and reducing speech recognition accuracy or sticking with the British voice and having it know what you're talking about most of the time.


    Post #5 answers this question, the quote from chrf097.
     
  9. abz1981 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would have thought they would have used Jonny Ive's voice as he is British for the British Siri.
     
  10. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    Ha ha, can you imagine,


    "The way he talks . . . . . . . . with that . . . . . . . slow . . . . . . deliberate . . . . . . pacing . . . . . . "


    You'd never get anything done.
     
  11. newtestleper macrumors 6502

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    I know we aren't into the finer points on these boards, but there's no such thing as a British voice.
     
  12. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    English (United Kingdom) then . . . :)
     
  13. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    He still sounds like Steve Wright's "Voice-over Man" to me...
     
  14. NATO macrumors 68000

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    The 'Fix' seems to be to wait until somehow the phone sorts itself out. Siri sounded massively muffled to me when I first upgraded to iOS 7 (same voice as iOS 6 but just really muffled), but after a few days it miraculously fixed itself.
     
  15. EdnaDahling macrumors newbie

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    British Siri...

    Yeah, he sounds worse than he did on iOS 6, kind of like he has a mouth full of cotton wool. I'm gonna change him to Canadian Siri for now until Apple sort him out. LOL.
     
  16. Jimbo Asprilla macrumors regular

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    You mean English, British can me English, Scottish or Welsh and there is a MASSIVE difference.
     
  17. Wormald macrumors regular

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    Yeah, and those JML screens you see in hardware shops... and the national lottery balls announcer.

    Indeed, so they've predictably gone for the received-pronunciation pompus tit option.

    Seriously, they need to get a northerner or a scot on the case if they're serious about "making products people love".
     
  18. khollister macrumors 6502a

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    I think we need a Jarvis voice from the Iron Man films. Apple should talk to Marvel about a licensing deal.
     
  19. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol,


    Thats been asked for so many times now.

    Apple should take note !
     
  21. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    I think we need a Yorkshire Siri for us proper reyt Yorkshire lot!
     
  22. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

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    Brian Blessed but with the option to turn down the volume ...
     
  23. Markyyy macrumors regular

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    'Ear 'ear! That'd be somethin! :D

    I really would love a Johnny Ive voice. Without the dramatic pauses obviously..
     
  24. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Iz that for when thas down pit

    ;)
     

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