Google is hard at work to bring Android 10’s Live Caption accessibility feature to Chrome. That’s according to a new report from Chrome Unboxed that spotted a new commit on Chromium Gerrit that suggests the feature is browser-bound.
The commit in question is for a Speed On-Device API (AODA) that’s used to help transcribe audio to text at a rapid pace. In fact, a comment associated with the commit from a Google employee explicitly compares the Live Caption feature on Android to the new one in development.
So why is Live Caption so important? Well, it’s easily one of the most underrated features of Android 10 and has been invaluable for us at Express.co.uk for the few times we’ve forgotten our headphones on the way to the office.
As the name suggests, Live Caption converts audio to text when enabled. The feature works with everything from YouTube videos to podcasts and, in Express.co.uk’s testing, has been incredibly accurate.
Announcing Live Caption last year, Google said: “Live Caption brings real-time captions to media on your phone – videos, podcasts, and audio messages, across any app—even stuff you record yourself.
“Best of all,