YouTube automatic captions now available in Spanish

Cross posted from the Blog de YouTube en Español

Last year, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views, or about 140 views for every person on earth. As the world tunes in to YouTube, we want everyone, in every language, to have the same opportunity to enjoy YouTube. So today, we’re expanding our language accessibility to add automatic captions in Spanish.

When a video has recognizable speech, you’ll see a “CC” button appear in the bottom of the player, which will instantly add captions of the video in Spanish. Just look for this icon and click “Transcribe Audio.”

The hundreds of millions of Spanish speakers in the world are the latest to see the auto-caption feature, adding to other available languages of English, Japanese and Korean. You’ll find auto-captions available on more than 157 million videos, with videos being added every day. We’ll continue to refine our speech recognition technology, and you can learn more about how it works here. See it in action on this video, by clicking the CC:

If you want to see YouTube videos in even more languages, you can combine auto-captions with our auto-translate feature to generate subtitles in more than 50 languages. For creators, upload a Spanish transcript with your video and we’ll automatically create timecoded captions. You can even download the automatic captions, all from your Video Manager.

We’re launching new countries and languages all the time, as we work to make YouTube accessible and enjoyable to all.

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Telemundo Comes to YouTube

Are you a fan of La Casa de al Lado (In English: The House Next Door), Flor Salvaje (In English: Wild Flower) and I Love Jenni. Good news: clips from some of your favorite Telemundo shows are coming to YouTube in the U.S. starting today on the new Telemundo YouTube channel: Weekly novela summaries will be uploaded daily to the channel and will include content with English subtitles. There’ll also be a new mun2 channel with original bilingual videos in English and Spanish.

Telemundo’s programming will begin appearing this week, so be sure to check-in to their channel twice a week.

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