Google Pixel 4's Live Captions rolling out to Pixel 3 and 3A

Sagar, 04 December 2019

Google's Live Captions feature, which was announced in May and available only for the fourth-gen Pixels, is now rolling out to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3A.

As the name suggests, the Live Captions feature provides real-time captioning for the audio and video played on your device - except phone and video calls.

Live Captions work even without an active Internet connection and all the processing is done on-device, so the captions remain private.

This feature should be useful in situations where you are unable to hear the audio because of noisy surroundings and don't have your earphones handy. But, it would be more useful to the people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Live Captions currently only support English, but Google plans to add more languages in the future and it's also working with Android device manufacturers for wider availability of Live Captions.


Reader comments

  • sumdumguy
  • 05 Dec 2019
  • S0a

The headline is wrong. Google hasn't rolled out Live Captions to older Pixels. They've been there since August when Android 10 was released. Google has just stopping blocking them. I have an OG Pixel and Google is blocking this feature, though imperf...

  • OwnFix3
  • 05 Dec 2019
  • gMJ

You watch a foreign movie without subtitles. Why?

I want it to translate foreign movies in real time. There's so many movies I've seen without subtitles that I want to know what they're saying.

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