Introducing Live Transcribe
Now the hearing and the deaf and hard of hearing can have conversations easily, with just an Android phone.
With Live Transcribe, you can see words appear on your Android phone as they’re spoken.
Choose your languages
Pick from over 70 languages and dialects to read accurate captions in the language that’s being spoken.
Quickly switch between languages during bilingual conversations.
And catch important nuances
It’s powered by Google’s speech recognition technology, so the captions adjust as your conversation flows. And since conversations aren’t stored on servers, they stay secure on your device.
If it seems like someone says New York, but they’re actually talking about new Yorkshire terriers, the captions will autocorrect.
All right from your phone
Live Transcribe is easy to use, anywhere you have a wifi or network connection. It’s free to download on over 1.8B Android devices operating with 5.0 Lollipop and up.
To start, simply use Live Transcribe anywhere, to have conversations with anyone.
Built with expert help
Google partnered with Gallaudet University, a premier school for the deaf and hard of hearing, to make sure that Live Transcribe was helpful for everyday use.
Partners at Gallaudet helped with testing and improvements along the way.
Ready to get started?
This new Android Accessibility service is available to download as an app on the Google Play store. After installing the app, turn on Live Transcribe in your phone’s Accessibility settings and tap on the app to use it.
If you have a Pixel 3, simply turn on Live Transcribe in your Accessibility settings.