Introducing Live Transcribe

Now the hearing and the deaf and hard of hearing can have conversations easily, with just an Android phone.

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See instant captions anywhere

Whether you’re ordering a coffee or meeting someone new, Live Transcribe helps you communicate in the moment.

Choose your languages

Pick from over 70 languages and dialects to read accurate captions in the language that’s being spoken.

And catch important nuances

It’s powered by Google’s speech recognition technology, so the captions adjust as your conversation flows. And since conversations aren’t stored on servers, they stay secure on your device.

All right from your phone

Live Transcribe is easy to use, anywhere you have a wifi or network connection. It’s free to download on over 1.8B Android devices operating with 5.0 Lollipop and up.

Built with expert help

We partnered with Gallaudet University, a premier school for the deaf and hard of hearing, to make sure that Live Transcribe was helpful for everyday use.

A few thoughts from Gallaudet

Ready to get started?

This new Android Accessibility service is available to download as an app on the Google Play store. After installing the app, turn on Live Transcribe in your phone’s Accessibility settings and tap on the app to use it.

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If you have a Pixel 3 or above device, simply turn on Live Transcribe in your Accessibility settings.

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.