Spotify will start providing automated transcripts for podcasts

Spotify&039s latest accessibility push

Spotify has been continually working to make its offering accessible for all its users' needs, and today's update seems to fixate on just that. The latest push, which brings updates to Spotify on iOS and Android, features buttons with enhanced readability capabilities, options to resize text, and a beta version for transcribing podcasts. These changes are expected to roll out in the coming weeks.

Buttons are being revamped, so users may notice a change in their color, text formatting, and size. This is being done to make it easier for those with visual disabilities to engage with these buttons. The change in text formatting from all caps will bring support for more language in the future. Right now, Spotify supports more than 60 languages.

The Spotify app reflects system-wide text size changes to a certain extent, and today's update will permit users to push beyond these limits, as they will be able to increase the text size even more. This is aimed to meet users' specific visual needs and preferences. To change the text size, iOS users need to follow these steps:

  1. On your phone, head to Settings > Accessibility, then select “Display & Text Size.”
  2. Tap “Larger Text” for larger font options.
  3. Drag the slider to select the font size you want.
  4. Making the text too large might make it hard to tap buttons or other functions within the Spotify app. You can always go back to your phone settings and adjust the font size as needed.

The firm will also begin generating automated transcripts for some of its original exclusive podcasts. Eventually, Spotify plans to bring automated transcripts for all podcasts, which might help creators looking to make their shows available to everyone but lacking the resources to do so.

In other Spotify news, Spotify Hi-Fi may be close to launching, as a Reddit user caught the first glimpse of the feature in the app.

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