Spotify is rolling out a set of new features to enhance the podcast listening experience. Among these features are auto-generated transcripts, which will be available to millions of podcast episodes, making podcasts more accessible and allowing users to read along as they listen.
These transcripts are time-synced, enabling users to follow along visually as the podcast episode progresses. This innovation aligns with Spotify's aim to deepen the podcasting experience for its users.
In the future, podcast creators will be able to add media files to their transcripts, such as images referenced in the podcast, providing an enriched multimedia experience.
Spotify is also introducing time-stamped chapters to podcasts, allowing users to jump to specific topics or segments within episodes. These new features come alongside Spotify's recent addition of an AI-generated voice cloning tool for translating podcasts into different languages, further expanding the platform's capabilities and accessibility.
The platform continues to support creators globally, offering initiatives and programs that empower and amplify voices in the podcasting community.