For those John Legend (41) who have not yet requested a serenade through Google Assistant, they have until March 23. The tech company announced on Friday that the musician will stop in a couple of weeks as the voice of the virtual assistant, almost a year after he became available. From the start it was intended that his voice would be available in the app for a certain time.
John’s voice can be heard in a certain number of search queries, such as the weather forecast and questions that are specifically designed for him. This way he can sing Happy Birthday, say “good morning” in a soft voice and tell something about his favorite music. To activate his voice, the Google Assistant must be said: “Hey Google, talk like a Legend”.
Google Assistant is an app that can be used through speech recognition to, for example, manage your schedule, help you with daily tasks or operate smarthome devices. Another familiar voice that can be heard in the app is that of comedian and actress Issa Rae. The company did not say whether it would remove its vote.