Automatic captions on live streams rolling out to YouTube channels with more than 10,000 subscribers

YouTube encourages creators to use professional captions. Automatic captions are the alternative for eligible livestreams.

* Channel has at least 10k subscribers
* Stream is in English
* Normal latency, not low latency

How to use automatic captioning

Manual live captioning of live streams

Live streaming latency

Choose "Normal latency" if you don't plan to interact with your audience. This is the highest quality setting for viewers since it has the lowest amount of viewer buffering.
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