Enabling Live Captioning

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Hey LIVEcommunity, did you know you can enable Live Caption on your computer? If you have an Apple Silicon Mac, Windows 11 version 22H2 or higher, or use the Google Chrome browser you can whip up captions for your videos, podcasts, live streams, video chats, and more – it's like magic for your ears! And the best part? Everything happens right on your device, so it's all super private and secure.



*This feature is only available for Apple Silicon MAC.

  • Click on the top left Apple Icon and select System Settings
  • Select the Accessibility tab
  • Under the Hearing section, toggle on Live Captions


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You will now receive live captions in real-time captioning of audio—allowing you to easily follow the audio in any app or browser.


Microsoft Windows 

The Live Captions feature is available for Windows 11 version 22H2 or higher.
  • Open quick settings, select the battery, network, or volume icon on the taskbar. > Accessibility > Live captions
  • Press Windows logo key  + Ctrl + L.
  • Select Start > All apps > Accessibility > Live captions.
  • Go to Settings > Accessibility > Captions, and turn on the Live captions toggle.


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When turned on the first time, live captions will prompt you to download live captions language files to be used by on-device speech recognition. If your language is not available, you can use another language during setup.


If you don't have an Apple Silicon MAC or Windows 11 version 22H2 or higher computer, you can enable live captions within your browser. 


Google Chrome

  • Click the vertical three dots menu on the top right of your browser
  • From the dropdown, select Settings
  • Click Accessibility
  • Toggle on Live Caption


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Google Chrome will then download speech recognition files. Once complete, automatic captions will now appear when you play a video or audio file within Google Chrome.


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