Apple Podcasts transcription search is now live
August 22, 2019 · 3.7 minutes to read
Apple Podcasts appear to have turned on transcript search in their beta podcast apps. A search for “Google Pixel” appears to return a bunch of podcasts that have mentioned the device (albeit mainly in ad copy). Daniel J Lewis says that transcription search has been available for a while for select shows, but that they may have enabled it for many more.
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