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How to Find Podcast Transcripts in Amazon Music


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Amazon Music recently announced that users can now access synced transcriptions of select podcasts in the United States, making it the latest streaming platform to include a transcription option. As well as giving users the ability to enjoy their favorite podcasts in different ways, the feature makes it easier to navigate new podcast episodes for specific information by scrolling through the transcript. Here’s what you need to do to find podcast transcripts in Amazon Music.

How to Find Podcast Transcripts in Amazon Music

Following in the footsteps of Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify, Amazon Music now lets you browse transcripts of podcast episodes, making it easier to find the information that interests you. Here are the steps on how to find podcast transcripts in Amazon Music.

  1. Connect to your Amazon Music Account.
  2. Open the Podcasts on the Amazon Music home page.

    Amazon podcast transcript Amazon podcast transcriptSource: Keegan Prosser / Android Central

  3. Navigate to and select the podcast episode you want to read.

    Amazon podcast transcript Amazon podcast transcriptSource: Keegan Prosser / Android Central

  4. On the art of the episode, you will have the opportunity to Tap to view and browse the transcript.

Amazon podcast transcriptSource: Keegan Prosser / Android Central

In addition to being available on the album art, the transcription option should be visible when you are in full screen mode. It’s also worth pointing out that when you tap a line in the transcript, playback jumps to that specific point in the podcast. Additionally, you can see a preview of the last part of an episode when you move the slider, much like thumbnail previews appear when you browse a video.

While the transcription feature is currently only available for certain Amazon Original and Wondery podcasts such as SmartLess, Dr. Death, and Uncommon Ground With Van Jones, there are plans to make the feature available on podcast episodes like American Public Media, audiochuck, Cadence13, The New York Times, Stitcher, and more in the near future.

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As of September 2020, podcasts are now available to stream across all levels of Amazon Music at no additional cost, including free access to the web, Echo devices, and in the Amazon Music mobile app. As such, the above steps should apply regardless of how you access podcasts through Amazon Music.

Still not sold on Amazon Music? Beyond adding transcripts to podcasts, Amazon Music recently announced that Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can now listen to tracks mixed in spatial audio on a variety of devices. This includes Sony’s SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000 wireless speakers and HT-A9, HT-A7000, and HT-A5000 home theater systems, which support 360 Reality Audio with Alexa Cast. Apple Music currently only supports Dolby Atmos.

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