YouTube has announced a few new features in order to improve the live streaming experience for both creators and viewers. The company has announced that it is bringing automatic English captions to live streams whenever professionally provided captions are not available. The main goal behind this move is to make streams accessible for more people. YouTube live Streams Gain Automatic Captions & Several New Features.
Automatic captions use the YouTube’s live automatic speech recognition (LASR) technology, which is approaching industry standards for error rates and latency. It is run by machine learning, that’s why the auto captions are far from perfect. It is reported that Automatic live stream captions will be release in the coming weeks.
YouTube live Streams Gain Automatic Captions & Several New Features
An another thing is that YouTube is now going to preserve and replay the chats that occurred during a live stream. Live chat replays will show up beside the video and play back in sync while you are watching.
YouTube creators can now geotag the location they are recording at, while streaming live from their smartphone. Clicking or tapping on that location tag will show the users other videos from that area and they can also filter search based on location to see only videos recorded nearby.
The company also reported that creators can now tie the “Super Chat” feature to IFTTT and smart home gadgets. “Super Chat” viewers pay to have their comment given more prominence.