Amazon Music Introduces Synchronised Transcripts for Select Podcasts


Amazon Music has started rolling out automatically generated, synchronized tapes for select podcasts. The new experience is initially coming to the US for both Android and iOS users. It’s also the first biggest podcast-focused update since Amazon Music started serving podcasts through its platform last year. By offering auto-generated, synchronized transcripts, Amazon Music will make it easier for the hearing impaired to listen to podcasts offered by the music streaming service. It is also a move to the likes of Spotify and Google Podcasts which are offering auto transcription of podcasts on their platforms to some extent.

If you are in the US, you can start reading Synchronized transcripts of selected podcasts are on amazon music Go to the Podcasts tab and choose one of the supported episodes. The transcription will be available to view full-screen and on top of the album art.

Amazon General Manager for Podcasts Kintan Brahmbhatt tweeted To add that the transcription feature is initially designed for popular podcasts, including Smartless, CrimeJunkie, 9/12, Uncommon Ground and Modern Love. However, you can expect to have synchronized transcripts available for other titles over time.

ledge reports That the auto-transcription feature used by Amazon Music will not transcribe ads. It will only show text to say, “Audio not transcribed” in that case.

for the past few months, heroine has shown huge interest in podcasts to broaden the coverage of Amazon Music in the market. This Podcast network acquired Wonderry Last year to launch its own podcast category which was initially live in the US. earlier this year, amazon prime music Too launched Podcasts as a dedicated category in India.

Details about the rollout of auto-generated transcripts for podcasts on Amazon Music in India are yet to be revealed. Nevertheless, this feature is likely to hit the Indian market over time – given the popularity and growth of podcasts in the country.

Similar to Amazon Spotify in may announced Beta rollout of its synchronized tapes for Spotify original podcasts. The company also said that it will be rolled out to all podcasts on its network in the future.

google podcastsOn the other hand, the transcript is not ready for end users at this time, although it Transcripts each episode People upload to the platform using a local service for advanced search functionality.

opposite of this, Apple Podcasts has not yet announced an in-house solution to offer auto-generated, synchronized transcripts. This, however, allows Creators must transcribe their shows and include the text in their show notes that is visible to the audience.

According to Deloitte, podcasts around the world are predicted become $3.3 billion (approximately Rs 24,570 crore) turnover by 2025. KPMG noted in a separate report that along with global markets, COVID-19 Lockdown in India fueled the growth of podcasts as their listenership grew in the country up to 30 percent.

All of this has convinced Amazon — among other major players — to start offering new experiences to both creators and podcast listeners in the market.


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