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John Legend Makes His Debut as the First Celebrity to Become a Google Assistant

Julia Delbel

Julia Delbel

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Last year, Google announced The Voice Season 16 coach John Legend as the first celebrity to become an option for the voice of several of its devices including Google Assistant, Google Home, and Google Home Hub. It’s been a long wait, but now it’s finally time for the Legend himself to make his debut!


John won’t be able to answer as many questions or commands as the regular Google Assistant voice options, but he is able to do things like sing (of course) and tell you the weather. And get this: the verbal command for Google to switch to his voice is “Hey Google, talk like a Legend!”. How cool is that?

Google released a short video of John’s recording sessions last week. He’ll only be available as a selection for a limited amount of time, but we have a feeling he’ll only be the first in a long line of celebrity “guests” lending their voice to the system in the not-too-far future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgHghcYqeto

Will you try having John Legend as your Google Assistant voice? What other celebrities would you like to see have a go at this? Let us know in the comments below!


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Julia Delbel
Julia is a writer at Talent Recap and hails from the Greater Toronto Area. She is currently pursuing a degree in Media Studies. When not sharing her latest reality TV hot takes she's likely enjoying a game night with friends, collecting enamel pins, or spending time with her cat, Zoey.

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