TomTom Homer Simpson Voice

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Many TomTom GPS navigation systems (like the TomTom Go 630) let you download celebrity voices to replace the built-in, generic voice.  I recently purchased and installed the Homer Simpson voice and will provide a review here.

Price: Celebrity voices range in price from about $5 to about $15.  Homer is $13.  I held back on paying for any voices, but my kids really really wanted to hear Homer tell me how to get to the Krispy Kreme donut shop (which he successfully did yesterday).

Novelty: You can listen to a sample of Homer’s GPS voice here.  It is pretty funny, but the novelty wears off quickly.  It’s fun though using Homer’s voice with new people in the car that haven’t heard it.

Installation: Installation is simple (assuming you have room on your device).  Assuming you’ve already installed the TomTom Home software on your computer, Just plug your TomTom up to your computer, which starts TomTom Home.

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From there, click on “Add Traffic, Voices, Safety Cameras, etc.”.

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From there:

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Click “Voices”, then “Recorded Voices”:

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You can browse their whole catalog of voices from Anthony Hopkins to Homer Simpson.  Click, buy, download.

Once installed onto your TomTom, you’ll have to activate that voice.  Follow the proper procedures for disconnecting your TomTom from your computer (you don’t want to disconnect it while it’s in the middle of a download!!!).  Once disconnected, tap the map on your TomTom touchscreen, choose “Options”, then “Voices”.  You should be able to find your Homer Simpson voice.

Enjoy!

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