signed up to be a beta tester – google live transcribe

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4-February-2019.  Signed up to be a beta tester – Google Live Transcribe.

Introducing Live Transcribe
Thank you for your interest in Live Transcribe, the new accessibility service built by Google for the deaf and hard of hearing. Using Google’s state-of-the-art automatic speech recognition technology, Live Transcribe performs real-time transcription of speech to text on your screen, so you can participate in conversations going on in the world around you.
A limited number of additional downloads of Live Transcribe’s early release are now available the Play Store for Android phones 5.0 and later.


With Live Transcribe, you can see words appear on your phone as they are spoken to help with everyday conversations.
  • Supports transcription in over 70 languages and dialects
  • Bilingual support with quick switch between two languages
  • Our transcript is as good as the audio we receive from the microphone. That’s why Live Transcribe supports external microphones found in wired headsets, Bluetooth headsets, and USB mics.
  • Loudness and noise indicator shows the volume level of the speaker’s voice relative to the noise of the environment
  • Reply without speaking by typing your responses within the app
  • Optional haptic feedback signals you when somebody starts or resumes speaking
  • Private – Conversation transcripts stay secure on your device
After downloading Live Transcribe, you can turn on the service by tapping Settings > Accessibility > Live Transcribe.
We are doing a staged, limited release of this app, which we will gradually increase over time. If you’ve missed it this time around, sign up again and we’ll share a new invitation for the next round.
Have a question or want to share your feedback on Live Transcribe? Find answers to frequently asked questions in our Help Center or contact us via Google Accessibility support.
The Android Accessibility team