Live Caption Feature for Chrome


Chrome has enabled Live Captioning for web-sourced audio and video.

It has been announced by Google that the Chrome web browser for desktop will now offer Live Captioning. Originally announced at the Google I / O 2019 event as an accessibility feature for Android, Live Caption adds subtitles to the audio or video that is playing automatically. In this way, the need to use an application is also eliminated.

The feature was seen in Chrome in May of last year but was only available in Canary versions. Now, on most desktop platforms, it has been made available to everyone with the latest update of Chrome. In the meantime, let’s underline that the feature will come to ChromeOS later and that it only works in English for now. No details are given on when support will be offered for other languages.

To enable Live Caption, you need to go to the Chrome settings, then to the Advanced section and Accessibility. Once the feature is enabled, it can work with most audio and video streams on the web, including podcasts, personal videos on Google Photos, and other media players. Google emphasizes that the feature processes and generates subtitles on the device, as on Android, and is never sent to Google.

Live Caption is available in the Chrome browser on Windows, macOS and Linux.

On the other hand, let’s remind you that Google is facing a $ 5 billion lawsuit due to Chrome Incognito Mode.

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