Google adds Real-Time Captioning to the Chrome Browser

The Chrome browser will now instantly captions audio and video on the web


The Google feature, called Live Captions, has been available on Pixel and Samsung Galaxy phones


Live Captions uses machine learning to create captions on-the-spot for videos or audio where none existed before.


Live Captions shows up in a small, moveable box in the bottom of your browser when there is audio. Words appear after a slight delay. It works offline, too.


The way to enabled the feature is to go to Settings, then the “Advanced” section, and then “Accessibility.” Live Captions can be toggled on. Captions will appear in a small pop-up window at the bottom of a video, and you can expand the window to fit more text. It works even if the audio is completely turned off.