Google announced on March 18th that it has added a new feature, “Live Caption,” to its “Chrome” browser. Live Caption creates real-time subtitles on audio media such as podcasts and videos. In addition to the hearing impaired, users who want to access something in a noisy environment or who want to keep the volume down can watch the content without audio.
Courtesy: According to the Google World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 466 million hearing-impaired people worldwide. Google first released an “Android” version of Live Caption in 2019, making subtitles available on mobile platforms. With the addition of the Live Caption feature to Chrome, social and video sites, personal video libraries like “Google Photos”, embedded video players, podcasts and radio content, web-based video and voice chat services. Most of them now have automatic subtitle transcription. Subtitles are displayed on the screen as the content is played. Live Caption is also available offline, so audio and video files on your hard drive can be subtitled by playing them in Chrome. To enable Live Caption for Chrome on your desktop PC, go to “Advanced”> “Accessibility” from Chrome’s “Settings” panel and turn on the “Automatic subtitle wakeup” toggle switch. For now, Live Caption is English-speaking and is available worldwide on the latest versions of Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Linux-powered devices. It will soon be available on Chrome OS.