YouTube adds auto captions in Spanish

Want to watch a Spanish YouTube video, but you don’t speak the language? Don’t worry! YouTube is expanding its language accessibility to add automatic captions in Spanish.

According to YouTube blog:

“Last year, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or about 140 views for every person on earth. As the world tunes in to YouTube, we want everyone, in every language, to have the same opportunity to enjoy YouTube”.

The company has rolled out automatic captions in Spanish. This feature was only available for videos in English, Japanese and Korean. The auto-caption feature is based on Google’s voice recognition technology and now supports a fourth language.

The auto-caption feature is currently available on more than 157 million videos and has the ability to translate the subtitles to about 50 languages such as English, French, Arabic and more.  The video player will feature a CC icon at the bottom of the player when an automatic caption is available.  Just click on this button and then click ‘Transcribe Audio’.  But still, there are not many videos yet with this feature but it will be rolled out progressively.

Google is making it more simple for its users to understand YouTube videos in other languages. In this way, Google can increase their time on YouTube. So, try out the Spanish YouTube videos and let us know your experience!

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