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Spotify is adding auto-generated transcripts to millions of podcasts

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Spotify is rolling out auto-generated podcast transcripts to more creators in the coming weeks, the company announced Thursday.

The text transcripts will also be time-synced so listeners can visually follow along as a podcast episode progresses. Transcripts are available by scrolling down below the podcast player and tapping into a “read along” section. A transcription of a show makes the podcast more accessible to users and allows listeners to skip around and skim an episode without listening through.

Spotify says “millions” of podcast episodes will get the tool, and in the future, creators could add media to transcripts — a useful feature if a creator is describing an image on the show, for example.

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