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Android’s real-time captioning characteristic, Dwell Caption, may very well be coming to Google’s Chrome browser on computer systems and to Chrome OS, as spotted by TechDows (via 9to5Google). Within the newest Canary launch of Chrome, there’s a option to entry a brand new “Dwell Caption” toggle within the browser’s accessibility settings.

Nonetheless, in a couple of minutes of testing, I wasn’t capable of get Dwell Captions to work in any respect. I switched the Dwell Caption toggle on, however each time I navigated to YouTube or Twitch to see captions on a video, the browser instantly crashed. That’s not too stunning, although — Canary is Google’s updated-nightly model of Chrome supposed just for builders, and the corporate even warns that the browser “could be unstable.”

If you wish to attempt to take a look at Dwell Caption on Chrome for your self, although, right here’s what you could do:

  1. Obtain the latest version of Chrome Canary.
  2. Open it up and enter chrome://flags within the handle bar.
  3. On the Flags web page, scroll all the way down to “Dwell Captions” and click on the drop-down, and choose “Enabled.”
  4. Then go to Chrome’s settings menu, sort “accessibility” into the settings search bar, and click on the toggle within the Dwell Caption merchandise that seems.

If you wish to attempt a secure model of Dwell Caption, the characteristic is on the market now in Android 10 on Pixel 4, 3A, 3, and a couple of telephones, in addition to “chosen different Android telephones,” according to Google. My colleague Dieter Bohn was impressed with Dwell Caption when he received to attempt it out final 12 months, and you will get an concept of the way it works on Android telephones on this promotional video from Google.

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