Forward of Worldwide Podcast Day on Saturday, music streaming large Spotify has introduced it’s rolling out auto-generated podcast transcripts to extra creators and exhibits within the coming weeks in order that customers can learn together with an episode, making the transcripts extra visually and textually accessible. Whereas listening to an episode, customers might want to scroll down the Now Enjoying View to seek out the transcript, then faucet the cardboard to comply with alongside on full display screen as they hearken to the episode.
“We’ll be rolling out transcripts to thousands and thousands of episodes within the coming weeks, and we’ll innovate extra on this characteristic sooner or later, together with methods so as to add media to transcripts. That is all a part of our objective to convey extra depth to the podcasts you’re listening to,” Spotify mentioned in a weblog put up on Thursday.
Furthermore, the corporate is increasing Podcast Chapters, which it introduced earlier this 12 months — a characteristic that makes it simpler for customers to leap into episodes at a selected subject or part. Cell customers globally can now discover the complete listing of chapters by scrolling down the Now Enjoying View, giving them extra management over their listening periods and extra information about each episode as they dive in, Spotify mentioned. Together with this, the corporate is updating the Podcast Present pages for customers to be taught extra a few podcast earlier than they hearken to the episode in full.
“Because it rolls out within the coming weeks, you’ll be capable to click on the ‘About’ tab to seek out descriptions, pictures, and episode suggestions from creators. Plus, you’ll get suggestions for different exhibits within the ‘Extra Like This’ tab,” Spotify acknowledged. In line with the corporate, there are actually greater than 5 million exhibits, with podcasts obtainable in over 170 markets.