Accessibility

How to set up Live Caption in Google Chrome

Google Chrome can now generate live captions from most videos and audio you found in the, and here's how to enable or disable the feature.

Live Caption in Chrome

Google Chrome now includes the ability to enable or disable live caption for videos and audio from the web. Live Caption is actually an accessibility feature designed to help those with hearing problems. However, anyone can use it to watch videos quietly, understand what exactly the other person is saying, or it can be a tool to help you learn another language.

When you enable Live Caption, Chrome will overlay the screen with live-generated captions of the video or audio playing in the tab. You can use the default size or make it bigger, and you can click and drag the overlay to the section on the screen you want.

Live Caption is available starting version 89, but it is currently limited to English and for Windows 10 devices, but Google says that more languages will be supported in the future.

In this guide, you will learn steps to enable or disable Live Caption available in Google Chrome.

Enable Live Caption in Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Start playing a video or audio source — for example, YouTube, Spotify, etc.

  3. Click the playback control button from the address bar.

  4. Turn on the Live Caption toggle switch.

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Enable feature from settings

Alternatively, you can also enable the feature from the settings page with these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Click the main menu (three-dotted) button from the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Advanced.

  5. Click on Accessibility.

  6. Under the “Accessibility” section, turn on the Live Caption toggle switch.

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Once you complete the steps, playing a video or audio from YouTube or another source, an overlay will appear with live captions generated by the browser.

Disable Live Caption in Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Start playing a video or audio source — for example, YouTube, Spotify, etc.

  3. Click the playback control button from the address bar.

  4. Turn off the Live Caption toggle switch.

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Disable feature from settings

You can also disable Live Caption from the settings page with these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Click the main menu (three-dotted) button from the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Advanced.

  5. Click on Accessibility.

  6. Under the “Accessibility” section, turn off the Live Caption toggle switch.

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After you complete the steps, you will no longer see the caption overlay on videos or audio.