One of the features that Google advertised on Android 10 was live subtitles. If you are deaf, have a hearing loss, or just want to watch videos without sound, live subtitles may be a feature that excites you. With Live Caption, you can automatically subtitle any video, podcast, or audio you play on your phone. It can even work with videos or audio files that you have recorded yourself. You do not need to have an internet connection for this to work, and no data is sent to Google – everything is handled locally on the phone.
The good news is that it is available now, but you must have the right phone to make it work.
Devices that now support Live Caption
So far, the list of supported devices is very short:
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 4 XL
Devices that will support Live Caption soon
We know that Google has committed to bringing Live Caption to more pixels before the end of the year. Here is the list:
- Google Pixel 3
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- Google Pixel 3a
- Google Pixel 3a XL
Google also said, "We're working closely with other Android phone manufacturers to do that will be more generally available in the coming year "so hopefully this list will be expanded soon.
Enabling live subtitles in Android 1
If you have a supported phone, learn how to enable live subtitles here. We used a Pixel 4 for this tutorial.
- Find the video, podcast, or other content that you want to caption and start playback.
- Press the volume up or volume down button.
- You can see Just tap the caption icon below the volume slider and a live caption box will appear on the screen.
- You can tap the caption box and drag it anywhere on the screen.
- To turn off, tap Increase Volume or tap the subtitle icon again.
When you use live subtitles for the first time, the message "Live Subtitles" is displayed Detects speech in media and automatically generates subtitles. When playing media, this feature requires an additional battery. All audio and subtitles are processed on the device and never stored or sent to Google. Currently only available in English. "
Live Caption works very well on Pixel 4, and we hope it will be available for many more phones in the near future, and in the meantime there are many other Android 10 features that are worth limiting