YouTube’s Live streaming functionality gets more accessible

Google is improving its live streaming service to make it more accessible and “sticky” to users.

First, Google is improving its automatic captioning service, with a live automatic speech recognition which parses streamers and automatically provides captions for their speech in lieu of professional captions.

The firm will also roll out live chat replay, so you can catch up with your favourite live streams and the conversations as they happened live (why you would want to read YouTube comments, Google hasn’t clarified).

Finally, you can add location tags to streams so viewers can explore streams by location and perhaps get a fuller experience of a location remotely.

You can learn more from Google’s blog post here.