Issa Rae Is The New Voice Of An App That's Probably Already On Your Phone

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 24: Issa Rae attends the HBO Summer TCA Panels on July 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)

Issa Rae Is The New Voice Of An App That's Probably Already On Your Phone

The 'Insecure' star joins Samuel L. Jackson on the list of celebs you can talk to every day.

Published October 10, 2019

Written by Moriba Cummings

Siri better watch out — she has some pretty tough competition coming.

Google just announced that Insecure star and creator Issa Rae is now the newest celebrity cameo voice of Google Assistant. The news comes just days after Amazon announced Samuel L. Jackson will be the new voice of Alexa.

The new feature is available on any electronic device with Google Assistant enabled — including Smart Displays, Google Home speakers, and mobile devices for both Android and iOS.

With this new option, you can ask Issa pretty much anything you want, and you would likely get a coordinating response.

Watch her in action in the new promotional video, below:

If you're confused about how to switch to the actress' voice, Google broke it all down.

"To switch to Issa’s voice, simply say 'Hey Google, talk like Issa,' or go to your 'Assistant voice' in Assistant Settings," the site outlines. "You’ll then hear Issa’s voice when you ask the Assistant for things like the weather forecast or for answers to questions like, 'When’s the first day of winter?' You’ll also hear Issa’s voice when you’re in the mood for a joke—or when you’re seeking motivation—so you’ll get a message of encouragement when you need it most. Try asking your Assistant, 'Hey Google…'"

Issa also shared the news with her fans across social media, and it's safe to say she's excited:

Issa Rae's Google Assistant voice is available in English only, for a limited time in the United States.

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)


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