Google’s Live Caption feature for Android phones is also cool-here is how to use it – CNET

Google’s Live Caption feature for Android phones is also cool-here is how to use it – CNET

alt=”Live-labeling of a Pixel-4 exclusive for now. 

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Google’s Live Caption feature, for the first time, in addition to the 4 pixels, and 4 XL, with the promise that it would eventually come to more devices. With the roll-out of Live-caption  Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3A and Pixel-3A-XL yesterday, came the time. 

Live caption is an impressive technique that you can use to create real time captions for videos, podcasts or even voice notes on your phone, all without sending information to Google. 

Not just a label is Live useful when watching videos, but it is even more important for accessibility.

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Live-label has a couple of options that you should try. 

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How you need to Live-Caption

After setting up the Pixel 4, you, to, in turn, on the Live annotation in the app “settings” settings > Sound > Live annotation). Slide the switch next to Live-Caption of On position, and then go through the options below, to define how the function works. 

I leave recommend, Live label in volume control turned on, because it provides a practical switch in the volume control that you can use to quickly Live annotation on or off without digging through the settings app again.

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With Live-labeling turned on, a black bar is displayed automatically as soon as you start watching a video. 

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How it is with Live-Caption

With Live-caption a seamless experience. Simply start the playback of a video, podcast or audio note, and a black bar on the screen, the automatic filling with the labels for the audio currently playing on your phone. Live annotation does not work with music or making phone calls.


you can pull the black Live-Caption-toolbar around the screen to reposition it. 

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you can toggle the Position of the black title on the screen, or drag it all the way down from the bottom of the screen to disable the Live caption. Alternatively, you can press the volume-up or-down key, followed by the Live-Caption icon at the bottom of the volume slider to turn the function on or off All the processing is done in real time, regardless of whether or not you have an Internet connection or not. Nothing is ever sent to Google for processing.

My favorite part of Live label is its ability to subtitle a video, even if the video is muted. This means that I can read watch a short prank video while scrolling through Facebook, and the labels, without me mute disable all autoplay videos in the Facebook app.

If you are looking for more tips and tricks for 4 pixels, and 4 XL, we a helpful roundup of the guides. Getting the hang of his Android 10 gesture navigation helpful tips and tricks for Android 10 as a whole-we have you covered.

Originally published earlier this year. Updated with new information. 

Released on Fri, 05 Dec 2019 13:00:05 +0000

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