The move comes as SpaceX's successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket provided a showcase of YouTube's live streaming capabilities, attracting 2.3 million concurrent views. While they might not be as accurate as professionally provided captions, they have the potential to make some live streams more accessible to hearing-impaired viewers.
YouTube today declared a few new highlights meant to enhance the live spilling knowledge for the two makers and watchers. Additionally, YouTube has rolled out support for English automatic captions to live streams.
The company says that its live automatic speech recognition technology provides captions with error rates and latency "approaching industry standards".
With all these features, YouTube wants to increase the interaction between the creators and the community.
Finally, YouTube is also adding a location tag for creators to add to their live streams and video uploads. The feature will roll out in the coming weeks.
"We think it will make the replay quality of live streams much, much better", said Wilms. This way, users will be able to explore other videos from the same location by simply clicking on the location tag or by searching for a specific location on YouTube. Announced previous year, Super Chats have been available on desktop and Android for some time.
Alongside these two additions, YouTube Live is also picking up Live chat replays so you can see the entire conversation that took place during a stream after it's gone off-air and new location tags will allow you to filter livestreams based on where they were recorded.
"Over 600 internet-connected services and devices (like lights, pet feeders and confetti cannons!) can be connected to Super Chat", writes Wilms.