New Siri voices in IOS 14.5

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Hello
MacRoomers have it that 2 new Siri English voices will be available in IOS 14.5. Just wondering if one will be able to use them within VoiceOver?

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Submitted by Cobbler on Friday, April 2, 2021

Yes, the new Siri voices will be available for use with VoiceOver.

Submitted by BlackCat on Saturday, April 3, 2021

In reply to by ming

Hello
Thanks for the comments and the video link. Voices 2 and 3 sound terific .

Submitted by Austin Grace on Saturday, April 3, 2021

At first I glossed this over but tried the new voices and yes, the third voice is quite awesome. Just a bit of a warning, the voices for voiceover are 400 MB or so. I have not tried the voices with voiceover yet. Hopefully they are responsive.

Submitted by Juliantheaudiogamer on Saturday, April 3, 2021

Hopefully they'll be made available in german too, at least at some point.

Submitted by Kelly Pierce on Sunday, April 4, 2021

The new voices sound promising. Alex will be hard to beat though. He is serious, human sounding and speaks a lot of words accurately. I wish the masculine American Siri voice sounded more masculine though. He sounds like a beta male.

As for other languages, English is the world’s language so it is no surprise Apple added to it. I have a Greek friend who uses the iPhone and Siri in American English.

Submitted by Khushi on Sunday, April 4, 2021

hi
I did not know about it. excited to check the video link posted here in the comments. this is probably going to be the last major update to my IPhone so I'm excited! I know apple doesn't leave older phones and will probably continue giving us security updates.. it still gives phones with IOS 12 updates so I'm still happy.
thanks for the info!

I just heard those voices and they sound amazing!
I'm excited.
I agree with someone who said English is a world language. I'm from India and I use my IPhone with the US Siri female voice because that just sounds more human and interesting to me. my second favorite after elequents.. ya I'm an oldy I love elequents.

Submitted by Jo Billard on Sunday, April 4, 2021

I'm not all that impressed. I'll just stick with my Australian male voice. Thanks for the link. It was a better demonstration than I first heard.

Submitted by Juliantheaudiogamer on Sunday, April 4, 2021

I agree with the people saying that English got added first because it is kind of the world language, maybe you misunderstood my comment. I wanted to say that hopefully other languages like german get upgraded siri voices in the future too.

Submitted by Khushi on Monday, April 5, 2021

In reply to by Juliantheaudiogamer

I agree
though I really love using the voice I currently use, the Indian voices which apple added in IOS 13 need a serious upgrade! no offence to whoever uses it, but I dislike them. they're so robotic and not Indian at all... like we also speak english.. and google does a better job with its assistant voice...
:)

Submitted by ming on Monday, April 5, 2021

hopefully more voices will becoming soon then!

Submitted by gailisaiah on Monday, April 5, 2021

Hi BlackCat, Thanks for sharing these. Right now, I have the Siri male and just might give the new male voice a try.

Submitted by BlindGayVegan on Monday, April 5, 2021

Not that impressed either, but it's nice with some variety. Also hope this will include more languages in the future.

Submitted by Ann Marie B on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Hi. I am excited about the new Siri voices. Voice 2 sounds good. Can't waite to use it with voiceover.