Enable Live Captions for Video and Audio in Google Chrome

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How to Enable Live Captions for Video and Audio in Google Chrome

Google Chrome has received the ability to dynamically form captions for media playing. Earlier, this feature was exclusively available on Google's very own Pixel phones.

Now, Google makes it available on other supported platforms in Chrome, including Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS.

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Google Chrome comes with a number of useful options which are experimental. They are not supposed to be used by regular users but enthusiasts and testers can easily turn them on. These experimental features can significantly improve the user experience of the Chrome browser by enabling additional functionality. To enable or disable an experimental feature, you can use hidden options called 'flags'.

The Live Captions feature is also hidden behind a flag, even in Canary builds of the browser. Before trying it, install the latest Chrome Canary.

To Enable Live Captions for Video and Audio in Google Chrome,

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Type the following text in the address bar: chrome://flags/#enable-accessibility-live-captions.
  3. Select Enabled from the drop down list next to the Live Captions option.
  4. Restart the browser when prompted.
  5. Open the menu (Alt+F), and select Settings > Advanced > Accessibility, and turn on the Live caption option on the right.

You are done. The Live Captions feature is now enabled.

Now, visit a web site like YouTube, and try to watch some video. The browser will try to generate live captions for what is currently playing. Via techdows.

Image credits: techdows.com

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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