With a single tap, Live Caption automatically captions media playing on your phone. Use it on videos, podcasts, and audio messages – even stuff you record yourself.
Use Live Caption
Live Caption is available for English on Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 devices running Android 10.
To turn Live Caption on or off:
- Press the volume button.
- Under the volume controls, tap Live Caption .
When Live Caption is turned on, captions appear whenever you have media playing on your device.
Tips for using Live Caption:
- Expand or contract the caption box: Double-tap.
- Move the caption box: Touch and hold, then drag up or down.
- Hide captions and turn off Live Caption: Drag the caption box off the bottom of your screen.
Note: If you don't see Live Caption, you might need to update your Device Personalization Services on Google Play.
Change Live Caption settings
- Open your device's Settings app .
- Tap Sound Live Caption.
- Under Settings, view or change these settings:
- Turn Live Caption on or off.
- Hide or show profanity.
- Hide or show sound labels, such as laughter and applause.
- Hide or show the Live Caption icon in volume control.
Note: To change the caption size, style, and color, go to caption preferences.
Battery use & other notes
When media is playing, Live Caption uses more battery. Live Caption automatically turns off in battery saver mode.
Other notes about Live Caption:
- Captions are currently available for English only.
- Captions might be unavailable for some media, since media providers can opt out of sharing their audio stream with the phone's operating system.
- Live Caption works best on audio with clear speech and low background noise.
- Live Caption doesn't work on music, phone calls, or VOIP.
- Live Caption doesn't use mobile data or an internet connection. All audio and captions are processed on the device and are never stored or sent to Google.