Google’s ‘Live Caption’ technology can be extremely effective for end users. However, the feature has been exclusive to Android smartphones. Starting from today, all of the Google Chrome users will be able to use Live Captions.
Thanks to the update, Chrome will now show real-time subtitles for any audio that you can play in a browser. The new feature means even if any of the podcasts, social media, video sites, “radio content,” and most browser-based video or audio chat services and clients have built-in captioning tech, you’ll be able to use the feature. While the automated caption won’t be perfect, the feature will be extremely useful to increase accessibility.
If you want to enable the feature, you’ll be glad to know that the feature isn’t particularly difficult to use. When it’s on, Chrome will show a small overlay over the browser window when it detects audio from a supported source. You can check out the official video from below:
To enable the feature, you’ll need to go to the browser settings in Chrome and navigate to Accessibility menu, and turn on the toggle for Live Caption. Although the feature currently supports English, the option is available for all of the users across globe.