How To Enable ‘Live Caption’ Feature on Chrome Browser

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Last Updated on August 5, 2020 by Larious

Enable ‘Live Caption’ Feature on Chrome Browser

Well, Live Caption is indeed a useful feature that has come out of Google’s labs the previous year. The Live Caption feature uses Google’s machine learning to automatically generate captions for any audio that’s playing on your phone. Previously, the feature was limited to only smartphones (Android 10), but now it looks like Google added a live caption flag in the latest Chrome Canary build.

The Live Caption feature could significantly help those with hearing difficulties. The feature is much like YouTube’s caption, but it generates caption for all sorts of media playing in the Chrome browser.

So, in this article, we have decided to share a working method to test out the new Live Caption feature of the Chrome browser. The feature is right now available in the Chrome Canary browser, and it’s still in the experimental phase.

Enable ‘Live Caption’ Feature on Chrome Browser

Note: The feature is still under the testing phase. So, it might not work every time. Since the feature has appeared in Chrome canary, we can assume that Live Caption would make its way to the stable builds pretty soon.

Step 1. First of all, update your Chrome Canary browser. Once done, open it on your PC.

Open Chrome Canary
Open Chrome Canary

Step 2. Now on the URL bar, you need to type in ‘Chrome://flags’

Head to the 'Chrome://flags'
Head to the ‘Chrome://flags’

Step 3. It will take you to the Experiments page.

Experiments page
Experiments page

Step 4. There you need to search for ‘Live Caption’

Search for 'Live Caption'
Search for ‘Live Caption’

Step 5. You need to enable the ‘Live Caption’ flag.

enable the 'Live Caption' flag.
enable the ‘Live Caption’ flag.

Step 6. Now click on the ‘Relaunch’ button.

Click on the 'Relaunch' button
Click on the ‘Relaunch’ button

Step 7. After the restart, head to the ‘Settings > Accessibility > Live Caption

Step 8. There you need to enable the ‘Live Caption’ toggle.

enable the 'Live Caption' toggle
enable the ‘Live Caption’ toggle

That’s it! You are done. Now you will see a floating transparent box. You can move the Live Caption box anywhere on your screen. It would respond to media playing in the browser.

So, this article is all about how to enable the Live Caption feature on the Chrome browser. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.


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