Change Siri’s voice on a HomePod

Want to give Siri an Aus­tralian ac­cent or swap its gen­der? It’s easy, writes Ja­son Cross

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You al­ready know you can change Siri’s voice on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. So it stands to rea­son that you can make Siri sound dif­fer­ent on HomePod, too. You have sim­i­lar voice op­tions on HomePod, but you find the set­tings in a dif­fer­ent place.

If you want to give Siri on HomePod a man’s voice or an Aus­tralian ac­cent, here’s what you do:

1. Open the Home app and look for your HomePod in the Favourite Ac­ces­sories list.

2. Long-press (or 3D touch) on the HomePod you wish you change.

3. Tap De­tails at the bot­tom of the screen.

4. Scroll down to the Siri sec­tion. Here you’ll find Siri’s Lan­guage and the Siri Voice menu.

5. Tap Siri Voice and choose the ac­cent and gen­der you wish to use.

When you change Siri’s voice on HomePod, you aren’t chang­ing it any­where else – you can have HomePod speak in a dif­fer­ent ac­cent on HomePod than on your phone. You can even set dif­fer­ent HomePods top their own in­di­vid­ual voice set­tings.

Note that Siri on HomePod is re­stricted to fewer Lan­guage op­tions than it is on iOS or macOS. As HomePod starts be­ing sold in more coun­tries and goes through a few soft­ware up­dates, the list of sup­ported lan­guages should in­crease.

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