How to get Google Live Transcribe feature on any Android smartphone
At the Google I/O 2010 developers conference, Google showcased some new features that will help people with impaired speech to communicate in their day-to-day life by making some improvements in voice recognition backed by artificial intelligence. Dubbed as Project Euphonia, the company demonstrated several new apps such as Live Caption, Live Transcribe and more to help the app to understand diverse speech patterns.
In contrast to this, the search giant has already released the test version for one of the apps called ‘Live Transcribe.’ The app is already available on the Google Play Store. However, the app is mentioned as ‘Unreleased’.
The app is designed to help deaf and hard of hearing people and it works as live transcription tool. Another app called Sound Amplifier that enhances the clarity and volume of sound for better speech recognition.
Coming back to Live Transcribe app, the app is available in over 70 languages which uses phone’s microphone and it also comes with a two-way communication feature via a type-back keyboard for those can’t speak.
Wondering how to use this feature, here’s is our step-by-step guide on how to download, enable and use the Live Transcribe app.
How to download and set up the apps — Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier
– Head to Google Play Store and search the apps
– Hit the ‘Install’ button
– Once downloaded, go to the ‘Settings’ app and navigate to the ‘Accessibility’ settings
– Head to Installed services and turn on the services for both the apps
How to use the Live Transcribe app
– Launch the app using the home screen shortcut or tap on the ‘Talkback’ icon from the virtual navigation bar
– Grant all the necessary permissions and then tap on the gear icon from the bottom of the screen
– Tap on ‘More settings’ option and look for Audio & language section
– Here choose the desired ‘Primary language and secondary language
– Hit the back button and start transcribing
To manage Sound Amplifier app settings, head to the Accessibility setting and tap the ‘Settings’ option for the app. Tweak the desired parameters as per the need.
Note: Google Pixel smartphones comes with Live Transcribe app pre-installed, simply turn on Live Transcribe in your Accessibility settings.