Spotify has announced some new accessibility features and updates that help users navigate the application and enjoy the content. The most remarkable features, which is planned to arrive in “coming weeks”, is an automatic podcast transcription tool that allows users to play podcast episodes with or without audio playback.
Spotify has passed many months to turn into a Podcast Top Podcast platform, some of the latest developments, including elements as a way to support creators, exclusive and original podcast emissions, and with this last ad , Podcast transcripts. The functionality will soon arrive on Android and iOS for some exclusive and original podcasts.
Transcripts will be automatically generated and will include timestamps to find your way. Spotify says that users will be able to press a specific paragraph to start playing the Podcast episode audio at this point, although the transcription can also be read without reading.
Although the functionality is limited to the beginning, Spotify indicates that it has great ambitions for its podcast transcription service, including making it available for all podcasts on the platform. Users will be able to submit their comments on the upcoming beta once it happens to help shape the future of the tool.
Meanwhile, the accessibility update also provides additional text size options and an overall improvement in navigation when using different text sizes. In addition, Spotify also changed the button checks found in the application, namely size, color and formatting, to help users with a bad vision.