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Google's Live Caption feature comes to Chromebooks


Google's Live Caption feature uses AI to auto-generate onscreen subtitles for any media that plays audio on your device. The tool is designed to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people, but can also be useful in noisy environments. After launching on Android in 2019, Google has gradually expanded the assistive feature across its ecosystem, bringing it to calls on Pixel devices and to Chrome. Thanks to the latest Chrome OS release, Live Caption is now rolling out to Chrome browsers on most Chromebooks.

Google previously explained that the automatic captions will work for website and video players on Chrome, along with your local files when opened in the browser. We also know that the AI-powered system supports a variety of media including podcasts and radio content, personal video libraries (like Google Photos), embedded video players and most web-based video or audio chat services. Google notes that the captions are ...

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