How do I get a male voice?

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Re: How do I get a male voice?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:07 pm

brianp6621 wrote:I find this incredibly unintuitive and non-obvious. That setting seems to imply it only has to do with routing (street names/Navigation guidance) not that it should have any impact on the hazards that are announced in general UN-routed driving or the voices you can select for ALL audio alerts.

Yes, you're correct. There are a few different app settings which are non-intuitive. We're hoping to keep squashing these, but Waze is more focused on new features, and fixing or adding settings isn't something they've been interested in doing for ... years.
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Re: How do I get a male voice?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:59 am

Bill_Me wrote:Did the new version dump the other male voice options? I was using English (Nathan), this new version doesn't have it anymore or even have the option to download another voice.

Please read the thread. Posted right above:
WeeeZer14 wrote:(Beat by CBenson...)
Also play with Menu > Settings > Sound > Navigation Guidance which will change the options available in the first menu.
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Re: How do I get a male voice?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:51 pm

Bill_Me wrote: Am I to assume that is a setting that Waze is not interested in fixing either?

As mentioned above, change the navigation guidance in the Sound settings (not General) to minimal (no street names, with themes) and then you'll have more options for language. This is the way it is. There is no support for other voices with spoken street names because the software Waze licenses doesn't support them.
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Re: How do I get a male voice?

Postby Bill_Me » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:45 pm

Did the new version dump the other male voice options? I was using English (Nathan), this new version doesn't have it anymore or even have the option to download another voice.
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Re: How do I get a male voice?

Postby Bill_Me » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:35 am

So under "Language", I've selected "English". In the Navigation Guidance there are six entries. Two are English (male and female) and the other four are Espanol??? Am I to assume that is a setting that Waze is not interested in fixing either?
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Re: How do I get a male voice?

Postby brianp6621 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:42 pm

I sorta just ran into this and I think how Waze handles this is awkward.

When my wife and I were travelling together I noticed that her app would say
"Caution: Car stopped on the shoulder ahead"

while mine would say
"Hazard ahead"

I couldn't find ANY settings that appear to be related. I also realized I couldn't find how to change my voice from a man to woman anymore. It wasn't until I fiddle with the navigation guidance from "Directions only" to "Including street names" that the voice selection became visible again and that my phone started saying the whole event at hazards.

I find this incredibly unintuitive and non-obvious. That setting seems to imply it only has to do with routing (street names/Navigation guidance) not that it should have any impact on the hazards that are announced in general UN-routed driving or the voices you can select for ALL audio alerts.

I really think waze should clarify the voice options in the future.
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Re: How do I get a male voice?

Postby CBenson » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:40 pm

Where are you? What phone do you have? What are your current options under Menu>Settings>General>Navigation guidance?
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Re: How do I get a male voice?

Postby jarretp » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:45 pm

Try under language?
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How do I get a male voice?

Postby sorcererdale » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:17 pm

Since the new update I have not been able to find the male voice I had. I also had to get a replacement phone, so I am not sure which or if both are the issue. I don't want the female voice that is on Waze. I want the one I had before, called Michael from USA, which I downloaded but don't know if that was what was on my Waze before the update and replacement phone.

How does one change the person's voice on Waze?
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Re: How do I get a male voice?

Postby sorcererdale » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:01 pm

Either I missed that before or it just popped in there, but I found a male voice. I will be trying it within the next hour. Thank you. Sometimes things so obvious are hard to find.
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