Spotify, the popular music streaming platform, has launched a new feature that automatically generates transcripts for podcasts. The feature is currently in beta testing, but it is expected to be rolled out to all users in the coming weeks.
Auto-generated transcripts have a number of benefits. First, they make podcasts more accessible to people with hearing impairments. Second, they allow people to follow along with podcasts even when they are unable to listen to the audio, such as when they are in a noisy environment or when they are wearing headphones that do not allow them to hear their surroundings. Third, transcripts can be helpful for people who are learning a new language, as they can read along with the audio to help them understand the content.
To access auto-generated transcripts on Spotify, simply scroll down below the podcast player and tap into the “read along” section. The transcripts are time-synced, so you can easily follow along with the audio. You can also tap on any part of the transcript to jump to that point in the audio.
Spotify’s auto-generated podcast transcript feature is still under development, but it is already quite accurate. In a recent study, Spotify found that the transcripts were 95% accurate. The company is also working on adding new features to the transcript feature, such as the ability to search for specific words or phrases in the transcript.
Spotify’s auto-generated podcast transcript feature is a welcome addition to the platform. It makes podcasts more accessible and inclusive, and it allows people to enjoy podcasts in a variety of different ways.