by Jim Lynch

macOS Sierra: Change Siri’s default voice

Jun 15, 2016
Consumer ElectronicsMacOS

Now that Siri has been added to macOS Sierra, here’s how you change the default voice to suit your preference.

It’s been a long time coming, but Apple has finally added Siri to macOS, and that should make a lot of Mac users very happy indeed. Many have been waiting years to use Siri on their iMacs, MacBooks, and MacBook Pros.

As always, Siri defaults to a female voice. But some folks prefer a different voice, and I’ll show you how to change Siri’s voice in this how-to.

How to change Siri’s default voice in macOS Sierra

Just follow these steps to change Siri’s voice in macOS Sierra:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Click on the Siri Voice drop down menu.

3. You can choose from the following options:

American Male

American Female

Australian Male

Australian Female

British Male

British Female

Once you’ve made your selection you can close the Settings app, and Siri will now use your preferred voice.

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I switched to Siri’s Australian Male voice

I opted to switch to Siri’s Australian Male voice on my 5K iMac. It’s also my preferred voice in iOS as well. There’s just something great about hearing an Aussie male accent speak to me whenever I use Siri.

Your mileage may vary, of course. And it’s great that there are some different voices to choose from in Siri for macOS Sierra.

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