At the I/O this year, Google showed off the Live Caption feature. The feature basically will display the captions of any audio or video that you play on your device. It will be made to work both online and offline.
Google demoed the function in a pre-recorded video performed at I/O, but instead of making it accessible instantly like Live Transcribe, they’re going to roll it out to “select phones running Android Q later this year.” Thanks to an unreleased APK we got from the Pixel 4 XL, we managed to get Live Caption to work ahead of the general availability function. Here is the fresh function for our first look.
XDA Developers made this feature work on a Pixel 2 XL which indicates that this function would not be limited to Pixel 4 only, and will be made available to other devices eventually.
Google will be debuting the feature on the Pixel 4, but it’s odd that they’ve been advertising it on the official Android 10 webpage when there aren’t any phones yet. We’ll let you know once the function rolls out to customers.