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A Sneak Preview of Siri's New Voice in Action

June 29, 2017

Siri is getting a new voice in iOS 11, and you can hear it today.

"Hey Siri, you sound different"

"Hey Siri, you sound different"

Siri is getting a cleaner, more natural voice when iOS launches this fall, and you can try it today with the iOS 11 public beta. Now I would not recommend most people install the beta on their iPhones and iPads, since this is still a very buggy beta, but if you’re curious to hear Siri’s new voice, check out the video below.

What do you think of Siri’s new voice? I rather like it, and I agree with Apple that it sounds more natural than the old voice. Again, since this is a beta, there were some less-than-perfect moments in even these quick tests. The voice cut out and sounded oddly robotic in some moments, but overall I think this is a good change for Apple to make, as it makes Siri even more competitive with Alexa and Google Assistant.