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Can I add onscreen subtitles to any online video?

Chrome can now display live subtitles (captions) on any video played via Chrome. It is effective on everything from BBC news to YouTube music videos. 

A great accessibility tool and really useful to anyone with hearing loss or who prefer not to wear headphones.

Chrome on a PC 

  1. Open settings and open the Advanced area
  2. Select Accessibility from the left
  3. Turn on Live caption option


More information about how to use on a phone please visit the Chrome page "Chrome can now caption audio and video"

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Created by Sam Elmer on 9 April 2021 and last updated by Sam Elmer on 18 May 2021