Android’s real-time captioning characteristic, Dwell Caption, could possibly be coming to Google’s Chrome browser on computer systems and to Chrome OS, as noticed by TechDows (by way of 9to5Google). Within the newest Canary launch of Chrome, there’s a solution to entry a brand new “Dwell Caption” toggle within the browser’s accessibility settings.
Nonetheless, in a couple of minutes of testing, I wasn’t capable of get Dwell Captions to work in any respect. I switched the Dwell Caption toggle on, however every time I navigated to YouTube or Twitch to see captions on a video, the browser instantly crashed. That’s not too stunning, although — Canary is Google’s updated-nightly model of Chrome meant just for builders, and the corporate even warns that the browser “could be unstable.”
If you wish to attempt to take a look at Dwell Caption on Chrome for your self, although, right here’s what you could do:
Obtain the newest model of Chrome Canary.
Open it up and enter chrome://flags within the deal with bar.
On the Flags web page, scroll all the way down to “Dwell Captions” and click on the drop-down, and choose “Enabled.”
Then go to Chrome’s settings menu, kind “accessibility” into the settings search bar, and click on the toggle within the Dwell Caption merchandise that seems.
If you wish to attempt a secure model of Dwell Caption, the characteristic is obtainable now in Android 10 on Pixel 4, 3A, 3, and a pair of telephones, in addition to “chosen different Android telephones,” in accordance with Google. My colleague Dieter Bohn was impressed with Dwell Caption when he obtained to attempt it out final yr, and you may get an thought of the way it works on Android telephones on this promotional video from Google.